I've spent a fair amount of time lately thinking about grammar. I know I will be teaching plenty of it when I go back to work in the fall. I always enjoyed talking about dangling and misplaced modifiers with students. They can lead to some funny sentences. Here's an example: Hanging on the wall, my mother admired the painting. I used to have a great collection of them, but I cannot find it. I'm asking you, my dear readers, for help and entertainment. Can you compose a sentence which is humorous because of a misplaced or dangling modifier so I can build a new collection? If so, post it in the comments, and I will be forever grateful (and hopefully amused). Keep 'em clean! Here are two more to inspire you:
Covered in frosting and sprinkles, I ate the cupcake.
We saw several monkeys on vacation in Brazil.