The Not Quite Adventures of a Professional Archaeologist and Aspiring Curmudgeon

Friday, March 27, 2009

Good Line

Every once in a while, I see a line that gets me just right, a way of phrasing things that just amuses me no end. A classic example comes from Douglas Adams, who described a fleet of spaceships as "hovering int he air exaclty the way that bricks don't."

Today, I saw another example at my friend Evan's blog:

While I am not the biggest fan of McDonald's® I do find their playarea to be a convenient place to sit and talk with my wife without the need for a babysitter.

That's some good writing, Evan.


Evan Davis said...

You found that amusing? If that's the best you can find in that post I need to improve my writing.

Anthroslug said...

It's hard to describe, Evan, but there are certain phrasings that I never see coming that just amuse me, and I can't explain why.

However, the first time I saw that line, I also had somehow replaced "without" with "about" in my mind, which is probably part of what amuses me so much.

Kay said...

In other words he didn't find you (Evan) nearly as funny as he found himself :P

Evan Davis said...

Which is appropriate in light of his last blog.