When I was contemplating the sentence predictor problem from the previous entry, I remembered cases where phrase fragments led to some interesting interpretation problems. Who could forget Orlando Jones as the marketing genius who changed “Make 7-Up Yours” to “Make Seven…Up Yours”?
A better example may be an incomplete prepositional phrase on an embroidered church kneeler. The needlepointers in one congregation were asked to complete a set of kneelers each of which contained a phrase from a particular Psalm. Once they were all stitched, the group would spell out the entire Psalm.
My friend picked out the phrase I would have chosen myself – Go to The. It amused me because if you couldn’t remember the Psalm, the next word could literally have been any location, and I do have a very active imagination.