From the Seattle Times comes this headline: “State: Too few women, minorities on tunnel” (January 14, 2014, B1). The prepositional phrase “on tunnel” implies working on the Alaska Viaduct tunnel on Route 99.” Of course, all local readers would understand.
Anyway, my immediate response was not to politics and discrimination but to this: maybe women and minorities have more sense than white males to go down underground to work a tunnel that meanders under blocks of skyscrapers and is but a hop, skip, and a stone’s throw away from a massive body of water!
And to those readers familiar with the Seattle area–yes, it would have to be a helluva toss of that stone to reach the Sound . . .