#198

The Times, August 28, 2017

How hard is it to ask the competitor for his name? Is someone taking part in this kind of thing likely to refuse to say? How do participants propel themselves without using conventional swimming strokes? For answers, you could turn to:

i newspaper, August 28, 2017

Here we have a competitor with a name and an explanation of the rules. I would have saved a few words (surely you don’t need the exact peat bog, and it’s fairly obvious that the trench is filled with water) and added the record time, but it is a much better effort than the Times one.

 

2 thoughts on “#198”

    1. I don’t think so. I think you are being misled by the fact that the Times ends in ‘s’. If it were the Guardian, I would have put ‘the Guardian one’. I suppose I could have put ‘the Guardian’s one’, but that is not what I wanted to say. In any case, since ‘plural’ names are treated as singular, it would be ‘Times’s’. Thanks for the comment.

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