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19 March 2008 @ 05:06 pm
Drastic remodeling measures  
According to the [Attleboro, MA] Sun Chronicle:
A car struck a house on Maple Street near Day Street this morning, causing significant damage but not rendering the house inhabitable.
I must say I'm impressed. If the house is so dire that ramming a car into it was even considered a viable remodeling strategy ....

Then again, this is a paper that invariably reports people pleading "innocent" in court rather than merely "not guilty", so they may be engaging in another bit of world-building. Ain't it jes' so charmin' an' colorful an' quirky?
Current Mood: amusedamused
Andrew Greene530nm330hz on March 19th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Newspapers in general avoid the phrase "not guilty" because they're terrified of the libel suit if they accidentally delete the word "not".
michelel72michelel72 on March 20th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
Not so much that I've seen, actually. The Boston Globe always uses "pleaded not guilty", for example. If Google News is to be believed, so does the New York Times ....
E.T. Davidoffvettecat on March 20th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
OK, that made me laugh out loud. :-)
michelel72michelel72 on March 20th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
Happy to serve!