Dangling Modifier… So to Speak
In this week’s Dategirl advice column, Judy McGuire writes:
It’s been my experience that there is usually a lot of liquor involved with the one-night stand. As the owner of a penis, I think you probably realize the penile pitfalls that can result.
This is why knowledge of grammar is crucial. The boldfaced sentence implies Judy is the owner of a penis. Unless McGuire’s a hermaphrodite, the statement is hilariously inaccurate.
I don’t know what’s more embarrassing—her grammatical blunder or the fact that you now know I read Dategirl.