Friday, June 02, 2006

Pray



This image was cropped from the Los Angeles Times website.

You may not think it's funny, but I do, so consider yourself warned. Stupid little things make me laugh as you may have noticed.

Note the caption below the photo (emphasis mine): "New Orleans residents pray against a rebuilt floodwall."

I don't know about you, but I usually pray for, not against things and people. Next time I visit your blog, I will lean my hand against it and pray against you. Hehehe.

(Is this the dumbest thing you've ever read or what? You were sufficiently warned, so don't be leaving angry comments about a minute of your life you just wasted.)

9 Comments:

At June 02, 2006 6:14 AM, Blogger DaveShack said...

I think "against" would more properly be "alongside" or "next to" or "with their hands on" since "against" seems to be an attempt to describe where they are praying, rather than how. But you are right... the LA Times doesn't seem to know that modifiers to use with "praying". Nice catch!

 
At June 02, 2006 7:31 AM, Blogger A thinker said...

oi, David, I can see why leaning their hands might be interpreted as "praying against"--I think the "against" is a term of physical proximity, not direction of prayer :D

ah well. you are funny.

 
At June 02, 2006 8:38 AM, Blogger Gretchen said...

When I read that caption before I scrolled down, I laughed. They are leaning against the wall...

 
At June 02, 2006 12:22 PM, Blogger David Cho said...

Yes, I know that the article was refering to their posture. It's just funny.

 
At June 02, 2006 2:20 PM, Blogger Elevated said...

ahhahh the wonders of the English language lol

 
At June 02, 2006 3:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This reminds me of something i've always wondered. I often witness various individuals praying for specific blessings, i.e. "Dear god, please let my team win," or "Please god, let me land the Anderson account." Of course, for that prayer to be answered, the other team must lose the game, someone else loses the Anderson deal.

Therefore, is that not praying against another? Maybe it's just me, but is that the right thing to do? Or am I missing something obvious?

 
At June 02, 2006 3:12 PM, Blogger furyouhin said...

sorry, the above comment is mine, i forgot to login.

 
At June 03, 2006 6:10 PM, Blogger Oricon Ailin said...

I agree, it's one of those stupid comments that the media always does. It should be sent to Jay Leno for headlines. hehehe

BUT...I just ask that when you come to my blog, you do not pray against it. I ask to "pray with me."

*smiles*

 
At June 04, 2006 8:10 AM, Blogger Miss Cellania said...

What I noticed was the caption. The Army Corps of Engineers admitted the old levee construction was faulty. That makes me wonder when they will admit the new construction is faulty... I guess after it fails?

 

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