You never know when your funnybone will be tickled. Sometimes it happens with an ambiguous word. Sometimes with an unintentional understatement. Take these two examples from the Tribune sports’ pages.
“They found the Ford F-150 with a flat tire, he said, adding there was no damage to the vehicle beyond ‘what might have occurred driving through a ditch'”. So might it be said: :”There was no damage to the house beyond what might have occurred during a tornado”?
“Assistant general manager Randy Bush received a three-year extention, while head trainer Mark O’Neal agreed to a yet-unnamed position white giving up his current job.” I don’t know exactly what a ‘head trainer’ is, but it does give new meaning to Cubs “BLUE”.