Court has to diagram a law's tortured sentence structure in order to rule


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#2

Can anyone diagram that headline?


#3

That’s it. Time for a constitutional amendment requiring that all future legislation be written in Lojban. The law’s already opaque to most U.S. citizens; at least this way Congress would become a hostile environment for the rationally-challenged.


#4

Thanks for that horrible flashback to seventh grade English class!!!

I think I’m gonna need a euphemistic chaser after that trauma.


#5

I saw a page written in it. Makes more sense than a page written in Lawyerglish; the latter has words that individually are mostly familiar but assembled together are virtually devoid of meaning.


#6

Just imagine Yoda reading it. No, it doesn’t make it make any more sense, but it’s not as brain-bending that way.


#7

I can’t even the whole thing.


#8

I read it about 6 times hoping it would finally make sense. Nope.


#9

Throw me down the stairs my hat.


#10

“Court has to diagram a law’s tortured sentence structure in order to rule”

The “diagram” is just in the wrong place.


#11

No, I think the original line is better. This is how linguistic evolution works :smirk: point mutations and transposons and such.


#12

I need a sentence diagram of the title. Just words in a random order aren’t they? Is that the point?


#13

I think it’s in Obverse Yodish, yes.


#14

“Lost my horn, lost my horn,
Found my horn, gorne”


#15

Brainf**k would be better. Or that rule of, who was it, the Persians? - that before a new law could be passed an old one must be abolished.


#16

I had trouble with it too till I realized ‘diagram’ is used as a verb. Then it made sense.


#17

Which it isn’t.


#18

I read that title 5 times before I gave up, and then I got it. Could be written in a clearer way D:


#19

I think you accidentally the title. Is that OK?


#20

Being somewhat dyslexic, I didn’t even notice anything odd about the title. My mind just rearranged the words into a sensible order. Does this mean I should have been a lawyer?