Complaint: Abuse of the homophone “flair” – a misdemeanor, but not a hate crime; making error permanent by printing it on 80# card stock; placing error behind acrylic shielding so as to prevent correction; placing error in a high visibility location. Additional charges: Blather in the Second Degree in the form of a nonsensical paragraph; failure to capitalize “Asianesque” as required by law.
Defendant: Crate & Barrel, SoHo.
Report: Officer was off-duty and actively engaged in the acquisition of salt and pepper dispensing equipment when the infraction was spotted. Officer approached suspect. Suspect offered no resistance because suspect is an inanimate object sitting on a shelf. Officer does not know what a Kuro teapot is.
Fine: $230 and a leather queen sleeper sofa to accommodate guests.
“Flare” could still be used in the “Asian Flare” combination. As a flare might be used in the sense of meaning a bright object – something that catches your attention. In fact, it is clever ly used to express double meaning – causing one to think of both a “flare” and “having flair.”
some definitions below of flare:
combustible device used to emit a dazzlingly bright light for signaling or illumination on railroads and highways and in military operations. In pyrotechnics the term is applied either to a …
sudden intense brightening of a small part of the Sun’s chromosphere in the vicinity of a plage or facula and often near a sunspot group. The flare develops in a few minutes and may last several …
any star that varies in brightness, sometimes by more than one magnitude, within a few minutes. The cause is thought to be the eruption of flares much larger than, but otherwise similar to, those
Frayed knot, Allena. But you’d make a good criminal defense lawyer.
The more egregious violation here is “to serve to for”. Check your Grammar Code, Officer. That’s a felony.
Cheeze It, the Grammar Cop!
BEST OF SHOW AT THE BANTERIST today is the latest in his series Grammar Cop. Complaint: Abuse of the homophone “flair” – a misdemeanor, but not a hate crime; making error permanent by printing it on 80# card stock; placing error behind acrylic shieldin…
That’s what the “blather in the second degree” is talking about Sarge.
Um, I think that is a pun.
That’s a pun, not a misdemeanor. However, the paragraph above “Asian Flare” is a mess.
[ It’s not a pun if they didn’t mean it to be. -B. ]