January 23, 2015

Quick thing

I often enjoy hearing the words of local news reporters. The news anchors read copy that is written for them by someone else, but the reporters in the field write their own stuff. This is where the hilarity ensues.

Case in point. Two nights ago I was watching the news when a reporter told the tale of a mother and son who were both dealing drugs, though neither knew what the other was doing. They only found out when they were both arrested on the same day.

The reporter ended the story with this absurd sentence:
"Two family members, unbeknownst to one another, swimming in the same sour sea."

1 comment:

Artichoke Annie said...

Absurd sentence aside, you have to admit that "swimming in the same sour sea" is almost Hemingwayesque.

On second thought perhaps not, as you were.