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Pendant participles set to perturb pedants

[12 April 2012] Whitby’s North Yorkshire Coast is found in many countries, according to a full-page advert in Country Life magazine.

The advert, depicting pendants set with gold and diamonds by W Hamond of Whitby and York, says:

‘Whitby Jet is an ancient, organic gemstone, formed over millions of years from the compressed wood of the Araucaria (pre-historic Monkey Puzzle tree). Although found in many countries, Whitby’s North Yorkshire coast provides the finest jet for jewellery designs and manufacture.’

As Whitby’s other great export is the Dracula legend, we expect nothing less than a stake to be driven through the heart of the advert’s author. [MC]

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