Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur
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Cannibalism and Accidental Parallel Structure

So there's this Hannaford's ad that has been in heavy rotation lately. I've never bothered to actually *look* at it, but it starts out,

"Good news for the people... (beat) (beat) who feed the people... (beat) (beat) who eat... (beat) (beat)"

It then continues with, "and eat", since it's *supposed* to be aimed at mothers with a brood to feed. But my brain absolutely *insists*, every single time, on completing the sentence with "people"...
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