Canadian writer, broadcaster, and journalist
WORDS ABOUT WORDS
We all perform amazing linguistic feats in everyday conversation, and most of the time we'd be completely unable to explain how we knew what to do. The other night I heard this on the radio broadcast of a Toronto Blue Jays game: "Winfield might be even more careful in this at-bat if he were to take the Baltimore-Milwaukee score on the Zurich Insurance Canada out-of-town scoreboard into account." Wow! Winfield would end up leaving his bat on his shoulder if he tried to analyze that sentence!
Jay Ingram, Canadian writer, broadcaster, and journalist, Talk, Talk, Talk, 1992
Posted on May 20, 2000 at 8:25 PM