"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Talking point

Big Honkin' Passive Voice Alert edition. Here's Dippity Premier Kathy Dunderdale, on February 2nd:
"Having the surgery done in the province was never an option that was offered to him," Dunderdale said.

And here's the Owner of a Broken Heart Himself, as indirectly reported by the CBC, tonight:
"The mitral valve is a special surgery [...] It's not a typical open heart surgery where your arteries are replaced ... so, they recommended that I look at going outside the province ... what was ultimately done to me, the surgery that I eventually got ... was not offered to me in Canada."

Not offered (passive)?


But is it available?



At 10:34 PM, February 22, 2010 , Blogger Mark said...

Nobody at the Maserati dealership offered him a Chevy, either.


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