Trent Reznor Prize contender

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Via Rick Rubenstein, a nomination for the Trent Reznor Prize for Tricky Embedding: Josh Fruhlinger, The Comics Curmudgeon 3/3/2012:

Seriously, I assume that whoever hacked into servers of the market research company that’s asking newspaper readers about what they want to see in Apartment 3-G and replaced all the survey responses with “PREGO PORN” is one of my readers, and I just want you to know that you’re my hero.


  1. jfruh said,

    March 4, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

    Aw, thanks! I wrote that sentence and thought it was pretty convoluted, but hopefully amusingly so, so I let it stand. I'd love to see it diagrammed!

  2. Keith said,

    March 4, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    What's odd about that construction? I found it easier to understand than a good many crash blossoms I've seen…


    [(myl) If you'd followed the link, you'd know that the Trent Reznor Prize is awarded in honor of "the most tricky and yet correct and clear sentence by a rockstar in an interview that I have ever seen". The field is not limited to rockstars or to interviews, but the three features "tricky", "correct", and "clear" continue to apply.]

  3. Peter said,

    March 5, 2012 @ 2:21 am

    This is pretty much awesome.

  4. David Walker said,

    March 6, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    I still like the phrase that has the weirdest grammatical tense from a popular song: "I would have liked to have known you", from Candle in the Wind by Elton John. I don't remember what tense that is, but it's pretty uncommon, I think.

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