Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Risking ruin in a TED talk


A delightful headline that will likely see much attention from the syntax-minded. A better headline: “In TED talk, Pope warns powerful to act humbly or risk ruin.” Or in what sounds to me more like journalese: ”Pope, in TED talk, warns powerful to act humbly or risk ruin.”

[Got a hat tip at Language Log.]

comments: 2

Frex said...

I hear Samuel Jackson in Pulp Fiction:
"And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger...in a TED talk." :)

Michael Leddy said...

Ha!