Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Run-On Champ of 2010

As much as I mourn the decline of the English language in all formats, I try not to pick on blog posts or other informal communications – at least, not too much....

However, this comment for a 2010 story about a fire at a local waste transfer station deserves recognition for the writer's overuse of the word "and" (among other grammatical and spelling travesties):

"I had heard a big boom and then i started to see the big black cloud of smoke and then i drove by it about 15-20 mins after it caught on fire and then i called 911 and they came out and then didn't finally get it put out untill like 10:00 or 10:30 last night and the smoke was really bad and if you were to walk outside you would of have to walk back inside that's how bad it was and how bad it smelt."

The Run-On Champ of 2010 is crowned.

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