Friday, March 11, 2011

The detail

I was reading a novella by one of my favorite authors yesterday, and one detail kept bothering me. The soon-to-be murdered man was an opera singer, and someone punched him and broke his larynx. The problem is that the writer kept saying that the man hit him in the neck and damaged his larynx.

Why is that a problem? To be precise, he didn't punch him in the neck; he punched him in the throat.

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