Saturday Morning News

Comments

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

http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/ass…
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Going out on a limb with a prediction for the Hawks game: nail biter with a thrilling finish.
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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.
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Four billion light years across? How big is the universe really? Maybe we live in overlapping universes. A tiny part of the multiverse.
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Bad bet, governor. Peaches don't ripen off the tree, and don't travel well when ripe.
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And Washington has way better peaches..
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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!

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@7

13 is still older than the mind of the majority of Slog commenters.
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@7: How does discussing grammar relate to emotional age?
That's okay. I suggest more coffee or perhaps a Bloody Mary.
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@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.
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@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.