Yesterday a leaflet was pushed through my mailbox. In bright blue letters on yellow background it said:
“People like you voting BNP”
Now, my grammar is not what it used to be, but isn’t this the wrong use of the gerund? Wouldn’t it make more sense to precede the ‘voting’ with an ‘are’, or at least put a comma after the ‘you’? Or, even easier, just use ‘vote’?
It doesn’t instill me with confidence that this party can’t even get their grammar right.
Or is this code that only their clientele understands? And why would people like me ever in their right mind vote for these simple minded right wing loonies?
Another misguided mailshot.