Three More Right-Node Wrappings
Posted by Neal on March 9, 2007
The latest additions to the list of “Friends in Low Places” coordinations (aka right-node wrapping)…
The most recent sighting is from Glen, who found this one in an article about an out-of-control North Carolina sheriff:
[H]eavily armed deputies were sent at night to the home of an 18-year-old student suspected of assaulting and robbing another student of a video game. (link)
You can’t assault someone of a video game. Next, one I found when I was thinning the stacks of magazines in our bathroom:
During the War of 1812, American troops occupied and burned the town to the ground….
(Mike Michaelson, “Through the Mist,” Home & Away, Sept/Oct 2005, p. 18)
Towns can be burned to the ground, but not occupied to the ground. And last, one from my wife, about a withdrawal from the bank to be recorded:
I’m gonna take and put this in the checkbook.
She took the receipt and she put it in the checkbook, but she didn’t take it in the checkbook.