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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Great sentence search--a masterpiece

Great sentence search--something I urge on my writing students--find one in the NY Times where you know the writer had fun writing it. Today there was a masterpiece, written by Michael Powell, in a column blasting the NFL for ignoring the Michael Rice event, headlined, Lucrative League Sees Only What It Wants to See. 
Here's the terrific sentence:
"So ambiguity curls up like a cat around the foot of intentional ignorance."

Just wow. Here's the link to the story: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/sports/football/ray-rice-in-lucrative-and-ludicrous-nfl-the-show-goes-on.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

1 comment:

  1. You know I've only had one or two good golf shots in my life and maybe one or two sentences of my own that I really liked. It is nice seeing the results of a pro.