March 10, 2009

Air apparent

After tonight's riveting episode of Celebrity Jeopardy - Aisha Tyler, you smarty! - the local ABC affiliate ran a tease for the sure-to-be-enlightening 11 p.m. newscast.

The newscastress (is that un-p.c.?) was speaking of this terrible tragedy - which, by the way, is exactly the kind of thing that's going to make me tune in for an otherwise worthless half hour of weather and diet tips at 11 p.m. on a school night. And she said something along these lines: "Tonight at 11: A gunman kills 10 people in Alabama in an apparent mass shooting."

Which made me wonder: Which part of 10 people getting shot did she think was only apparent? Well, at least she didn't stick the word "apparent" before "people." Although I'm sure she considered it.


bugs said...

nice to catch every grammatical/speech error ever.
p.s. maybe this apparent t.v. watching is making you have crazy dreams - read books instead.

Your escalator operator said...

That could be it. I don't want to find out, though.
Also: No starlets in my sleepy-time last night, so I'm good for now.