Thursday, October 16, 2008

and another thing...

I know The New York Times is trying to save money, but I don't think the strategy of loading an entire encyclopedia article into one sentence is going to work.

With shrill blasts from its three Tyfon whistles and a 39-foot-long paying-off pennant streaming from the mast — a foot for each year at sea — that traditionally marks the end of a ship’s commission, the Queen Elizabeth 2 (only the actual monarchs warrant Roman numerals, not the ships named for royalty) split the predawn darkness to begin a day of festivities and souvenir photos by the Statue of Liberty and berthed at Pier 90 at 53d Street on the Hudson River, where the ship tied up around 6 a.m.

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