For want of a comma

I read this over at www.pcpro.co.uk. It describes a video game, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, that is perhaps geared toward a more mature audience.

I had to re-read the paragraph a couple of times to make sure I understood correctly:

San Andreas, which was launched in 2004, quickly became notorious for its plot involving murder, burglary, drug dealing and prostitution with US politicians such as Hillary Clinton lining up to condemn the content.

What was that? Prostitution with US politicians? A video game that portrays Hillary Clinton as a prostitute? Wow, that's so... not funny. (If it were Laura Bush, then it would be funny.) Alas, there was a comma missing after the word prostitution.

It should have read:

San Andreas, which was launched in 2004, quickly became notorious for its plot involving murder, burglary, drug dealing and prostitution, with US politicians such as Hillary Clinton lining up to condemn the content.

See what a difference a little comma makes?

I guess the writer of the article was commatose. That's pretty hillaryous...

Comments

Deb said…
Personally I think she'd make a horrible prostitute.
Sassan Sanei said…
I believe that Bill Clinton used that point as a negotiation tactic in 1993, during the during the final stages of the Oslo Accords.

Warren Christopher, the U.S. Secretary of State at the time, wrote in his memoirs that Clinton was desperate to find a point on which both the Israelis and Palestinians could agree, and move the talks forward.

Christopher explains it thusly: "It was the eleventh hour and negotiations were at a standstill. It was going nowhere and in danger of collapsing. Bill [Clinton, the U.S. president] proferred the notion that his wife would make a horrible prostitute. [Yitzhak] Rabin [the Israeli prime minister] and [Yasser] Arafat [the PLO chairman] both nodded in agreement. As they nodded, they looked at each other and cracked a smile. Rabin turned to Arafat and he spoke slowly and carefully: 'We are not so different, you and I. We both agree that Hillary Clinton would make a horrible prostitute. Perhaps, on the subject of the Israeli presence in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, we can also reach an agreement.' That was exactly the type of breakthrough we needed, and everything else fell into place after that."
Deb said…
You are a sick puppy Sassan.

lol

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