Friday, 14 November 2008

Ambiguous Modifier of the Week

"I return to my outdoor setting, badly in need of a lick of paint."

2 comments:

Dale Slamma said...

Paint is delicious.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

So you would suppose. Did the phrase "lick of paint" enter common usage because a paint brush is meant to resemble a tongue? Very hairy tongue, if so.