August 13, 2004


I don't know why this strikes me as funny, but I'm getting a kick out of it. From News comes this story.

A tornado. Not funny. Suspecting it was a tornado. Now, for some reason it seems funny. And then, of course, we have to make sure that there is no doubt about this being the work of a suspected tornado. Just the idea seems odd. Suspecting a tornado.

By now you've seen what stuck out to me. While only used twice, rather thrice, it seems like "suspect" is the word of the day. I suggest we re-write it as follows:

Suspected Twister Causes Damage in VA (the state, not hospital)

Danville, VA-A suspected tornado caused widespread damage in this Virginia city. Officials report this.

While suspected, and expected, no injuries were reported. (At least none were detected.)

A spokeswoman for the state's Dept. of Emergency Services, after listing damages incurred during the storm, said," We suspect it was a tornado." However, A. Tornado could not be reached for comment.

While no arrests have been made, authorities seek Mr. Tornado, and a wEarl Wind for questioning. A search of a suspected trailer park has yielded no suspects.

"We suspect that they'll come around here," says one authority," and when they do, we'll .... hell, I'm not sure."

Posted by That 1 Guy at August 13, 2004 03:11 AM | TrackBack