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“No child has ever been killed by poisoned candy. Ever.”

October 28th, 2010 by La LLorona

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October 28th, 2010 11:43:14
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Bookslinger
October 28, 2010

But what about needles and razor blades?


Bookslinger
October 29, 2010

The meaning of the OP also depends on which word is emphasized:

No _child_ has every been killed by poisoned candy.

No child has ever been _killed_ by poisoned candy.

No child has ever been killed by _poisoned_ candy.

No child has ever been killed by poisoned _candy_.

No child has ever been killed by _poisoned candy_.


Man SL
October 29, 2010

Yes.
‘No adult has ever been pummeled by unpoisoned carrots’ means something different.


Zen
October 29, 2010

If I recall from reading on Snopes, the only case (cases?) involved parents poisoning children.

I think the greater danger is that we don’t allow children to grow up, by keeping them ‘safe’ at every opportunity. In the long run, I think that keeps them less safe, and less prepared for the world.


La Llorona
October 29, 2010

“If I recall from reading on Snopes, the only case (cases?) involved parents poisoning children. ”

Is that an accusation?!!


Zen, snatcher of his childrens candy
October 30, 2010

Not at all, LL! But my kids are just lucky they humor me with bits of their candy.

And just in case you were interested,
http://snopes.com/holidays/halloween/halloween.asp

From all evidence, random poisoning have no basis in fact.


Vader
October 30, 2010

Zen, I agree about the children not being allowed to learn how to balance risks. This leads to things like activists loudly denouncing aspartame while punctuating their comments with the cigarette they’re holding.

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