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Seattle, of course, is at the low end of the chart:

http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/ass…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on January 12, 2013 at 9:38 AM · Report this
biffp 2
Going out on a limb with a prediction for the Hawks game: nail biter with a thrilling finish.
Posted by biffp on January 12, 2013 at 9:47 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 3
Careful with pronouns! Better to say "A judge rules that *a rapist* no longer needs to register as a sex offender."
Otherwise the "he" refers to the judge himself.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on January 12, 2013 at 10:25 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
Four billion light years across? How big is the universe really? Maybe we live in overlapping universes. A tiny part of the multiverse.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 12, 2013 at 10:39 AM · Report this
bleedingheartlibertarian 5
Bad bet, governor. Peaches don't ripen off the tree, and don't travel well when ripe.
Posted by bleedingheartlibertarian on January 12, 2013 at 10:42 AM · Report this
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#3

So, you are saying that emotional age is a factor in determining statutory?

Well, since in some ways I have the mind of a 13 year old, therefore, some of the (very) few women who had sex with me are actually rapists.

Let justice be served!

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on January 12, 2013 at 11:12 AM · Report this
dnt trust me 8
@7

13 is still older than the mind of the majority of Slog commenters.
Posted by dnt trust me on January 12, 2013 at 11:29 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 9
@7: How does discussing grammar relate to emotional age?
That's okay. I suggest more coffee or perhaps a Bloody Mary.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on January 12, 2013 at 11:33 AM · Report this
long-time reader 10
@3, the antecedent of "he" is obviously "Rapist"; only a fool would think the judge is ruling on his own sex offender status. Compare: "Chef in Paris given a job: A restaurateur discovered he makes delicious crepes"--would you really interpret this to mean that the restaurateur gave himself a job? Clearly you are the one who needs to drink some coffee.

WRT the football game: Is it legal to place this kind of wager in both Washington and Georgia? Maybe the governors can pardon themselves for the offense.
Posted by long-time reader on January 12, 2013 at 12:35 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 11
@10: Context is key, yes, but we can't let it outweigh the mechanics.
Consider:
Psychic in Tacoma reveals all: A woman claims she can foresee the future.

It's ambivalent whether we're talking about two people or one, so that's why a rewrite should be considered especially if the text is ever translated into another language. But I'll agree that it is not an "error" if the context is clear.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on January 12, 2013 at 4:13 PM · Report this

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