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-- Posted by impenitent at 6:54 pm on April 12, 2012

How would you interpret the following sentence: "I would be glad if I never saw your shitty car parked by a dumbass who can't drive."

Is the car parked adjacent to a dumbass who can't drive? Or did a dumbass who can't drive park the car?

I think both interpretations are valid, but I initially interpreted the sentence as the former. Mostly because in the context that it was written, no one was watching the car being parked. Well, I suppose someone could have been watching, but it was never formally addressed.

Either way, some people are lulzy:

You left a note on my windshield

Re: Note on Car

-- Posted by jacobloveskatie at 7:04 pm on April 12, 2012

Probably the latter.

-- Posted by elucidation at 7:23 pm on April 12, 2012

At first read, I'd say the former, as well.