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I just ran into a sentence that - when you look at it closely - conjures a ludicrous image. Let's have fun with that kind of sentences.

I'll start out in the next post. emoticon

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I found this one in the NY Times, introducing a video:

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The Kenyan government is struggling to win the war in the fight against illegally killed elephants.



And suddenly I saw hordes of zombie elephants walking through the Kenyan landscape, rumbling "brains" and threatening cities.

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 emoticon I have seen some like that but now can't think of them, of course. emoticon

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Oh dear, I wish the Kenyan government the best of luck against this undead army and hope they can pull a victory off against it. emoticon
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Ha! Very nice! I love ambiguities like this. It makes for fun word play and mental images. Headlines are notorious for this very problem because they are trying to be brief but keep all the relevant info, they often times cut very important contextual linking words... emoticon

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Does this qualify?

Australian seafoam spawns 'ghost car'
The Telegraph
29 Jan 2013



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Sure!

Makes me think of how people used to believe that mice and flies spawned from dirt.

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Really, I saw this!
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Hehehe. That's funny!

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This is reaching back a ways:
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While cutting meat the other day I noticed it had 8" cook on the blade. My first thought was, man that is a small cook! emoticon

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SISTERS REUNITED AFTER 26 YEARS IN CHECK-OUT LINE

That's a long time to stand in line! emoticon

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Those poor ladies!

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Oh dear. emoticon
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This time it's the BBC that created a really funny image:

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Billion pound brain project under way



How in the world are they going to create such a heavy brain? emoticon

And then I realized they were talking about British Pound - £.

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I saw a sign this weekend advertising:

Life changing yard sale! 8am-?

I didn't have time to stop and see what they had, but I bet it was cool!

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Neat. emoticon emoticon

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