Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Syntax corner

NBC Winter Olympics studio host Bob Costas pointed out that Vancouver's snowboard halfpipe at Cypress Mountain was an imposing 22 feet high, significantly taller than the 18-foot halfpipe at the Turin Olympics.

On-site reporter Cris Collinsworth replied, "Bob, I gotta tell ya, unless you've seen this up close and personal, it is just simply amazing."

So once you check it out in person, you discover it's actually quite ordinary?

1 comment:

Martin said...

Clearly that was his subversive way of signaling to the discerning audience that he understands it's all a lie.