Literal-Minded

Linguistic commentary from a guy who takes things too literally

Sinking and Living to Tell the Tale

Posted by Neal on December 13, 2007

If you can’t get enough of multiple-level coordinations like Be pompous, obese, and eat cactus and others that you’ll find in the posts in this category, go read Geoff Pullum’s two wonderfully literal-minded parsings of

How many people have been on a ship that’s hit an iceberg in the middle of the night, sunk, and lived to tell the tale?

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