A.R.M. (kinkyturtle) wrote,
A.R.M.
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An interesting syntactic ambiguity

Heard a sentence on TV just now, about military troops "waiting for the message to swing into action".

Obviously it means that they're waiting for the message telling them to swing into action... but it could be fancifully construed as meaning that the message itself is going to swing into action, and they're waiting for it to do so.

Swing away, message, swing away!

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