Thursday, 5 March 2009

With Every Number I Read, My Mind Gets Number & Number

I've just read an article in the Sutton Guardian - 'Adopt a lavender row at Stanley Road Allotments".

At first I couldn't understand why the normally placid people of Carshalton were getting to irate over a adoption of such a beautiful scented plant.

Indeed the article didn't seem to explain what the argument was, let alone why it had descended into a row.

Ashamedly, it took me at least two reads of the article to realise that they were talking about a row, and not a row. If you see what I mean.

All of which puts me in mind of the keen sports fan who rather unforunately put on his CV that he enjoyed 'cycling and rowing with his wife'.

The English language. Don't you just love it?