IRELAND, says the country’s finance minister, Brian Lenihan, does not need a bail-out from the European Union, the IMF or anyone else, and it has not asked for one.

— “Ireland’s Economy: Threadbare“, The Economist

That is, colloquially, as it were, a shocking bit of grammar, that to be understood, needs to be read aloud, to believe.

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