Friday, March 6, 2009

Helpful tips from my cell phone user's manual

Do not attempt to operate your phone charger if it has received a sharp blow, been dropped, thrown from a speeding motorcycle or is otherwise damaged; doing so may damage your phone.
Emphasis added.

Composition students are invited to rectify the faulty parallelism.

T-Mobile. Getting Started. TM1524 GH68-18756A. p. 27.
(The MLA guidelines for citing a cell phone user's manual are frankly insufficient.)

3 comments:

skg046 said...

A mobile phone!! (All things considered, two bangs are permitted.) What did you get, device-wise?

Will Fitzgerald said...

... if it was struck with a sharp karate chop, been dropped from a sweet gum tree, thrown from a speeding motorcycle or is otherwise damaged.

Natalia said...

Will -- hah!