Preemptive Offenses

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Lighter Side Of The Offender

I've long been a huge fan of "Red Tape Holds Up New Bridge"-type headlines. They teach us a great deal about the fluidity of idioms and the difficulty of making oneself absolutely, perfectly, pellucidly clear while remaining terse. (Incidentally, a terrific collection of such gems can be found here. Enjoy!)

Today, FOX News supplies an instance of the genre:

Colorado sheriff says lawmakers holding up pay raises over gun stance

Well, for heaven's sake! Who cares how he stands as long as he hits his target?

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