Upper Left Coast

Thoughts on politics, faith, sports and other random topics from a red state sympathizer in indigo-blue Portland, Oregon.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Nit-picking a reporter's English

The Oregonian's Joseph Rose reports today that Portland City Commissioner is proposing a "no-smoking ban for downtown's Pioneer Courthouse Square."

No, not a smoking ban, a no-smoking ban, complete with financial and incarceration penalties. If a smoking ban implies that smoking won't be allowed, does a no-smoking ban indicate that anyone who doesn't ignite a cancer stick upon entry will be fined and jailed?

Just askin'.


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