Ever run across a phrase that causes you to back up and re-read, then re-read again, trying to figure out what exactly the writer meant to say?
Alt-popsters the Stratford 4 consists of members Chris Streng (vocals, guitar), Jake Hosek (guitar), Andrea Caturegli (drums), and Sheetal Singh (bass) — and although the quartet is based in San Francisco, almost half of their members hail originally from Seattle.
Is it me, or is there something suspicious about the math in the last half of the sentence? There are four of them, and “almost half” are from Seattle. So that would be … one, right? So, what’s the rhetorical goal in making 25% sound like 50%? Is Seattle that much cooler than San Francisco?
Darned kids. In any case, they’re a really good band, and I envy those of you who can read right over that sentence without letting it eat 15 minutes of your life when you’re supposed to actually be working.
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