This sign was in our hotel room in Aruba:
Is the hotel being courteous by thanking us for not smoking? Obviously not; but that's the literal meaning.
And today, this sentence, in (yet another) AP story:
It's a tad small, I know, so let me repeat:
And in Penn Hills, Pa., Nancy Monahan, 54, who creates floor displays for a discount chain, says her "real job" begins in the evening when she returns to her creaky yellow house and her black cat, Maxine, turns on her computer and starts sleuthing.That, my friends, is one smart cat.
Copyeditor General's ruling: Don't let it dangle. That's how accidents happen.