After reading the first sentence of this article (Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays preview on ESPN MLB on August 9, 2011), one would think - or at least I would think - that Brett Lawrie is from Toronto. After all, the game is about to be played in Toronto, and Lawrie is about to play in front of his hometown fans. Therefore, hometown=Toronto, right? Wrong. The article's second sentence then refers to Rich Harden as a fellow British Columbia native. Hmm. You see, Brett Lawrie is from Langley, B.C., which - at over 4,000 kilometres from Toronto - isn't exactly in the Greater Toronto Area. Click the image to enlarge it.
Writing imbued with ignorance
3 days ago