Survivors Will be Prosecuted

I found this photo on Facebook, via friends who shared it from a page called English Whirled Wide, which collects amusing examples of the language’s use by people who are not fluent speakers of it. Their latest, produced below, is an example from India.


I don’t see why this is an example of tortured ‘whirled wide’ English — seems perfectly clear to me, even wryly humourous — but it IS an example of the ‘rules are rules [unless you have enough for a bribe]’ bureaucratic modus operandi. The ‘survivors’ have my sympathy.




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