I can accept the lack of tool, use by pre-Roman
Welsh/Britons/Celts but the use of a dangling
participle..." before the Romans came..." EGAD!!
--- Rowan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> At 10:29 05/05/2003 -0400, Croman wrote:
> >Sgrìobh Mike Gilbert:
> ><< I was rather gobsmacked by a caption reading:
> > "The caves could indicate tools were used in Wales
> long before the
> > Romans came" >>
> >Hallo, Mike.
> >I think, rather than simple laziness, this reeks of
> It looks like sheer ignorance to me.
> The caption is completely non-specific, as if the
> writer has written
> something as non-commital as possible in an attempt
> to avoid providing
> details which could be challenged as incorrect.
> Phrases and words like
> "long before" and "tools" actually tell us nothing
> but make it very
> difficult for anyone to challenge the details
> because there aren't any.
> Frankly if I knew nowt about a subject but had to
> produce a caption for a
> photograph, I'm not sure I'd write anything very
> different from that.
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