Word Ways


Judy Tucker


"If you're driving into town," our dinner party hostess offered helpfully, "there's a parking lot right on the corner of my blog."

Egads! I thought later: she had said that the parking lot would be there if we chose to drive into town. But what if we decided to take the train? Would that entire concrete slab filled with cars suddenly vanish?

I never did find out because we drove to the dinner party that night. But this was the beginning of my obsession with a somewhat common case of poor construction or illogical deduction.