Punctuation ambiguities

From Reuters, a story about a fundraiser. Starts off innocently enough:

A planned Republican fundraiser in New Hampshire aims to promote gun ownership in America by letting supporters fire powerful military-style weapons — from Uzi submachine guns to M-16 rifles.

But:

Local Democrats say the event is in poor taste amid a spike in violent crime in Manchester and seeks to glorify the use of machine guns for political gain.

It took me a moment to parse that last sentence correctly.

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Published in: on July 25, 2007 at 13:32  Comments (8)  
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8 Comments

  1. um, why? It makes sense to me, except my eyes keep playing tricks on me and want to put the word “girl” in the sentence somewhere after “violent crime”.

  2. um, why? It makes sense to me, except my eyes keep playing tricks on me and want to put the word “girl” in the sentence somewhere after “violent crime”.

  3. Are they glorifying (The use of machine guns) for political gain, or glorifying (the use of machine guns for political gain)?

  4. Are they glorifying (The use of machine guns) for political gain, or glorifying (the use of machine guns for political gain)?

  5. ah! Je comprends!

  6. ah! Je comprends!

  7. The use of machineguns for political gain is AWESOME!!!

  8. The use of machineguns for political gain is AWESOME!!!


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