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They were found by a witness lying in the street

They were found by a witness lying in the street

(OP)
If the witness was lying in the street, how did the witness find them?

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Perhaps the hit-and-run driver hit three people (one of which was a witness). All three then ended up lying in the street, right?

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
"People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Perhaps the witness was trying to take a nap but was still awake at the time of the accident.

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RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

If a bus can read a paper then a witness can lie in the street.

Remember a classic example of misplaced modifiers?(We had this one in school many,many years ago).

Spoiler:


The man missed his bus reading the paper.

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RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Quote:

...lying in the street.
Is that any worse than prevaricating on a sidewalk?

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
"People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

I would prefer a witness that is honest over one lying anywhere.
 

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Is this related to the antique table for sale by a lady with beautifully carved legs?

Chris

Someday I'll know what I'm donig...damn!

 

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Quote:

Lithuanian man, from Ilford, Essex
How can this be?  Surely he was from Lithuania (maybe Vilnius, maybe not) and merely resided in Ilford

It is time for pacifists to stand up and fight for their beliefs.

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

HJGoldstein,

I'm certain it was a mis-print. What they meant was "Lithium-ion man, from Ilford, Essex"...he was arrested for battery. Other details: Religion -- Cathode; Politics -- electrolyte; Financial situation: solvent; Military status -- discharged; favorite toothpaste: polycarbon monoflouride. <grin>

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
"People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Currently employed as a conductor no doubt. Perhaps he was the live wire who submitted the shocking advertisement: "Wanted - Bath for baby with copper bottom."

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

I remember this one from an old MAI post:

Stolen painting found by tree

Thanks,
Andrew

smarty Hard work often pays off over time, but procrastination pays off right now!

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

==> Stolen painting found by tree
Obviously, a live oak tree.

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RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Hitler, Nazi Papers Found in Attic

-- Francis
There are laws to protect the freedom of the press's speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.
--Mark Twain

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Quote (Newspaper headline)

Police found safe under blanket

Quote (Newspaper headline)

The matter is being investigated by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Glasgow police.

Quote (Newspaper headline)

Ditch Failed Child Support Agency

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An old man tiger who lives in the UK

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

An oldie but goodie:

http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1476054

Thanks,
Andrew

smarty Hard work often pays off over time, but procrastination pays off right now!

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

The linked thread reminded me of this ad I found in a local magazine:



Spoiler:

Those Romans sure went to a lot of trouble to hide their coins in an undiscovered country!

Most likely a copy and paste error from a UK advertisement...!

Annihilannic
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RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Hidden:

Those Romans sure went to a lot of trouble to hide their coins in an undiscovered country!

Hidden:

It wasn't the Romans that went to a lot of trouble with an undiscovered country, it was the Romulans (among others) that went to a lot of trouble for the undiscovered country.

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RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Annihilannic, there are a lot of other britishisms in that ad. I can't ever remember seeing the word "whilst" in a main stream American publication.

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Actually I'm in an even less discovered country... Australia. smile

Thanks for improving on my hysterical accuracy, CC.

Annihilannic
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RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Quote (SamBones)

Annihilannic, there are a lot of other britishisms in that ad.
I wasn't wearing my glasses when I read SamBones's post, and I mis-read it as bulls***isms. But the ad had a few of those, as well, it appears.

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
“People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

CajunCenturion, are you on some sort of Trek?

djj
The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23) - I need someone to lead me!

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Are you implying he is a Voyager?

Tony

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

==> are you on some sort of Trek?
More like a continuing mission to boldly split infinitives.

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RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Sign in restroom "Please do not put anything in the urinal, including paper towels... . Building Management"

"Anything"? Gee, what about what it is designed to handle?

djj
The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23) - I need someone to lead me!

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

I wonder when the building management was put into the urinal?

I keep trying to do something about my procrastination but I keep putting it off until tomorrow.

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Old sign in restroom: "Please do not put cigarette ends in th urinal. It makes them soggy and difficult to light.

It is time for pacifists to stand up and fight for their beliefs.

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

I liked this one above a urinal: "What are you laughing at this for? The joke's between your legs!"

Our aim seems to have strayed off topic somewhat...

Annihilannic
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RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Quote:

Our aim seems to have strayed off topic somewhat...
banghead

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: They were found by a witness lying in the street

Another (my last) lavatorial sign - this time from the cleaning crew:

We aim to please. You aim too, please.

It is time for pacifists to stand up and fight for their beliefs.

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