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These icons then display the nail wounds they suffered from the ropes used to tie them up to their astounded friends and lovers. - heh, a quite amusing dangling modifier! --WaitingforGodot 15:53, 22 July 2008 (EDT)

Hmm. I take it whoever wrote that hasn't read wp:Josephus. Otherwise, they'd have known that nails were indeed used in Roman crucifixions at the time. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 16:00, 22 July 2008 (EDT)
Is that a dangling modifier? I thought it was a split thingamie thing. It is quite amusing... ħumanUser talk:Human 16:01, 22 July 2008 (EDT)
Split infinitive? I'm never sure which is which. There is a reason my best friend in college was an English major, and that I treated her to dinner each time I had a paper due. :-) anyhow, i keep seeing him show wounds to his friends he's tied up!--WaitingforGodot 16:09, 22 July 2008 (EDT)
Nah, split infinitives are "to boldly go". The split that is amusing leaves "to tie them up to their astounded friends and lovers", if one skims the sentence it becomes hard to follow. Technically, it's ok, but not my best writing. Especially considering AK's point re: happy nails. ħumanUser talk:Human 16:35, 22 July 2008 (EDT)
If anybody is interested in why "to boldly go" is a split infinitive, it works like this. The infinitive form of the verb "go" is presumed to be "to go". In many European languages the infinitive is one word and so English grammarians decided that it was not appropriate to put anything between the word "to" and the word "go" as this would mean splitting the infinitive.
Exactly why splitting the infinitive in this way was regarded as such a crime is not clear. For instance, take the perfect form: for those of you who may have forgotten such things the prefect is formed by the verb "have" followed by a "past participle". "have believed". Nobody objects to "splitting the perfect" if they see the phrase "have always believed" - so what's the big deal with the infinitive?--Bobbing up 08:52, 20 February 2009 (EST)
Wow, that'll learn me to check the talk page first. Actually, despite my edit summary, afics and the Mary Magdalene link were my primary edits. The nail and ropes were secondary. --Edgerunner76...and a hotplate! 09:08, 20 February 2009 (EST)
Having looked it up in google, I now know what a dangling modifier is. :p ArmondikoVpathetic 09:18, 20 February 2009 (EST)
I'd have called the issue in question a misplaced modifier - but WP seems to think they are the same thing.--Bobbing up 10:52, 20 February 2009 (EST)


Why move to fun space. These sorts of OR and creative ideas and amusing accidents are what RationalWiki is about. Or at least was. - π 00:13, 3 March 2011 (UTC)


I would disagree with the coinage attribution. Mainly because Marilyn Manson had a song called "Cruci-fiction In Space" in 2000.--PosthumanHeresy (talk) 01:03, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Jesus bit[edit]

...If we take the story at face value, Jesus was severely beaten/whipped before he was crucified; he was nailed to the cross, not tied to it as was normal practice, and was stabbed with a big fuckin spear, to boot. No wonder he lasted only 9 hours. PowderSmokeAndLeather: Say something once, why say it again?.Moderator 01:24, 24 November 2013 (UTC)