Dangling conversations, superficial sighs

geograph-2010523-by-Stephen-Richards

Picture © Copyright Stephen Richards and
licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

I came across this picture on the Geograph website, having followed a link on a post by the justly-venerated Diamond Geezer about the furthest south-east point in London. Nice picture, but what made me laugh was the great example of a dangling participle in the caption underneath: ‘Having stopped the car to consult a map, this horse appeared to be posing so obligingly that it seemed rude not to take advantage.’

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