Friday, November 1, 2013

More Trouble for Jar Jar

Can you spot the minor mishap in this excerpt from an Entertainment Weekly article about, ahem, everyone's favorite Star Wars character, Jar Jar Binks?

Me-sa an editor, and me-sa tink dat "a odd-looking alien" looks odd.

What's odd is that article a, which should be an because it precedes a vowel sound. As written, the phrase is as odd sounding as the floppy-eared Gungan with bulbous eyes that resemble the pop-up headlights on a Porsche 928 is odd looking.

Hasn't poor Jar Jar been through enough? The computer-generated character, created to provide comic relief, bore the brunt of harsh criticism, negative feedback and unkind reviews for his performances in the prequel trilogy. Now the clumsy Gungan has had his head ridiculed, and, oddly enough, the writer couldn't even use the proper article.

How wude!

                                Jar Jar
Porsche 928

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