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Dangling Participles...

In light of a few posts I've seen, I thought for a good giggle there should be a post about Dangling Participles. I'll explain why it's funny for those who aren't great with English.

A few I've seen recently:

In a Church Bulletin for Christmas Service:
-Please join our ladies in the basement for our annual Clothing Give Away to benefit the homeless. Our ladies will be casting off clothing after service every sunday from 1pm until 5pm until January.
(This sounds like there are strippers in the Church Basement instead of women giving away clothing).

In a Newspaper (years ago):
-Man earns 20 years in Violin Case
(This sounds as if they're going to lock the criminal in the instrument case of a violin, rather than being convicted of a crime against someone named Violin).

Feel free to add your own!...
Is that second example a dangling participle?

A similar line appears in another headline:
California man held in LA in stolen violin case
Not a dangling participle but potentially confusing Smile
(Misplaced modifier perhaps?)

Here's a subtle, rather than funny, example
Considering the Assyrians' brutal policies toward foreigners, their catastrophic fall in 612 BCE comes as no surprise.

(who is considering? - the nearest noun is 'fall'...)
Removing each other's fleas, the zoo workers watched the monkeys intently.

Walking back home yesterday, a tree nearly fell on my head.
Some funny ones off the internet:

The robber ran from the policeman, still holding the money in his hands.
(It sounds like the policeman has the money).

After being whipped fiercely, the cook boiled the egg.
(It sounds like the chef is being whipped).

Flitting gaily from flower to flower, the football player watched the bee.
(It sounds like the football player is flitting gaily through flowers).

Walking along the beach, the sun rose majestically over the ocean.
(It sounds like the sun is walking along the beach)

Singing for all she was worth, we hoped desperately that Margaret would win the competition.
(It sounds like those watching are singing)

The burglar was about 30 years old, white, 5' 10", with wavy hair weighing about 150 pounds.
(That's some really heavy hair!)

The family lawyer will read the will tomorrow at the residence of Mr. Hannon, who died June 19 to accommodate his relatives.
(Sounds like the death is accommodating the relatives, not the will).

Mrs. Shirley Baxter, who went deer hunting with her husband, is very proud that she was able to shoot a fine buck as well as her husband.
(Sounds like she shot her husband as well as a deer).

Organ donations from the living reached a record high last year, outnumbering donors who are dead for the first time.
(Sounds like some donors are dead).

The dog was hungry and made the mistake of nipping a 2-year-old that was trying to force feed it in his ear.
(Sounds like a 2 year old was feeding the dog's ear).

We spent most of our time sitting on the back porch watching the cows playing Scrabble and reading.
(Sounds like the cows are playing scrabble and reading).

Hunting can also be dangerous, as in the case of pygmies hunting elephants armed only with spears.
(Sounds like elephants are armed with spears).
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