Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mr. Monk and the Bracketing Paradox

Last week's episode of Monk had the perfect example of a compound word bracketing paradox.
In the episode, Lieutenant Disher is interviewing the cousin of a suspect.


Disher: "Your cousin is a former cop killer."
Interviewee: "You mean he used to kill cops?"
Disher: "No he tried to kill a former cop."


[[former] [cop killer]]
[[former cop][killer]]

1 comment:

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