Anyone catch the humorous mistake here?

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Anyone catch the humorous mistake here?

Postby Randy Buckner » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:46 am

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Just a little embarrassing....
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Re: Anyone catch the humorous mistake here?

Postby Robin Garr » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:49 am

Randy Buckner wrote:Just a little embarrassing....


Intricate nuisances? TCA, VA, brett ...
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Re: Anyone catch the humorous mistake here?

Postby Paul B. » Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:52 pm

Well I thought that "heavy hors d'oeuvres" was kind of funny too - aren't they supposed to be light? :lol:
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Re: Anyone catch the humorous mistake here?

Postby Mark Lipton » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:12 pm

Paul B. wrote:Well I thought that "heavy hors d'oeuvres" was kind of funny too - aren't they supposed to be light? :lol:


That's just a clumsily worded sentence in which the adjective heavy is meant to modify event rather than hors d'oeuvre but is placed in an ambiguous location. There's also the missing comma in the appositive in the first sentence, which is an outright error. The typo is a howler, though.

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Re: Anyone catch the humorous mistake here?

Postby Thomas » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:17 pm

Hilarious!

Nuance/nuisance--aren't they the same thing...;)
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Re: Anyone catch the humorous mistake here?

Postby Rahsaan » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:45 pm

Yes, I also stopped reading at the heavy hors d'oeuvres, but hey, Big Bullish Bankers and all, they need sustenance..
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Re: Anyone catch the humorous mistake here?

Postby Alan Uchrinscko » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:33 pm

It's funny because I saw "heavy hors d'oeuvres" in an ad for this weekend's local paper and although I understood what they meant I thought it was strange too! But I did catch the nuisance mistake as well...
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Re: Anyone catch the humorous mistake here?

Postby Clint Hall » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:54 am

Mark Lipton wrote:
Paul B. wrote:Well I thought that "heavy hors d'oeuvres" was kind of funny too - aren't they supposed to be light? :lol:


That's just a clumsily worded sentence in which the adjective heavy is meant to modify event rather than hors d'oeuvre but is placed in an ambiguous location. There's also the missing comma in the appositive in the first sentence, which is an outright error. The typo is a howler, though.

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No, I think they mean heavy hors d'oeuvres -- chicken wings, that sort of belly filler. I've seen this oxymoron before.

But what do the medical billing people and Merrill Lynch have in common that would make them want to put on a wine tasting?
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Re: Anyone catch the humorous mistake here?

Postby Josh » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:13 am

Intricate nuisances paints a fun picture of a wine tasting.

Another nuisnace of this wine is it's tannins.
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Re: Anyone catch the humorous mistake here?

Postby Thomas » Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:38 pm

Clint Hall wrote:
But what do the medical billing people and Merrill Lynch have in common that would make them want to put on a wine tasting?


Each deals in mass sums of our money, and each thinks they have the answer to the health of the nation...
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