Jonah Goldberg, "Whither the Toaster?", NRO 9/10/2012:
It’s not like there isn’t a market for such things. I’d wager more Americans own toasters than iPhones. It’s not like heating bread is a realm of human technological knowledge that cannot be further advanced (if such a realm exists). More plainly, it is not as if there aren’t technologies at hand today that wouldn’t improve the toasting experience if thoughtfully incorporated into a new generation of toasting devices. [emphasis added]
Reader AW, who sent this one in, suspects that "if you dissect it, it ends up NOT saying what Jonah wants to say".
And a letter from the Times (of London), contributed by reader TF, who wonders what the last sentence intends to say, and whether it succeeds:
Sir, The tragic death of Jacintha Saldanha is not dignified by the righteous indignation surrounding it (report, Dec 8). The young Australians clearly had no expectation of getting through, were unconvincing and did no real harm to the royal couple. Mrs Saldanha was neither a receptionist nor a security officer but a nurse left to fend for herself in the early hours of the morning. I'm sure I'm not alone in remaining to be persuaded she had not been the object of some criticism for what she did in all good faith.