[lit-ideas] Where is Where and What is Actually Happening?

  • From: David Ritchie <profdritchie@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:46:42 -0700

The BBC website currently has a piece about a break-in at an Apple store in 
Temecula, California.
The host says that the crime took place "in Los Angeles."  This is equivalent, 
for those of you oriented to U.K. geography, of saying that something that 
happened in Southampton took place "in London."  Temecula is 84 miles from 
downtown L.A.  

But what else might they have said?  "Here's a robbery that took place, well no 
place interesting actually, but the footage is quite good and we like pieces 
that make burglars look stupid because they feed our desire for revenge."

And how did the thieves end up in a BMW?


Enjoy your weekend.

David Ritchie,
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