Literal-Minded

Linguistic commentary from a guy who takes things too literally

Only Weeks Later

Posted by Neal on July 27, 2007

I was reading an article in the paper on the latest information to come out on the friendly-fire killing of Pat Tillman, and its infuriating cover-up. At one point the article says, “The military initially told the public and the Tillman family that he had been killed by enemy fire.” It then states:

Only weeks later did the Pentagon acknowledge he was killed by Rangers.

At first I misread it, and thought it said:

Only weeks later, the Pentagon acknowledged he was killed by Rangers.

What a difference!

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