Saturday, December 01, 2007

Heard on the train

Automated announcement: "This train is operating approximately nine minutes late due to heavy passenger load."

One assumes this means that there are more passengers than usual and all those bodies are putting more strain on the engines and resulting in lower traveling speeds.

However--owing to the beautiful vagueness in the English language--it could also mean that the delays are due to a load of "heavy passengers".


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