A school student was finishing off her assignment to create an advertisement for a fitness centre. In the advertisement she referred to the services and products the centre provides including rowing machines, stationary bikes and cross straining machines.
Cross straining? Yes, well when I asked did she mean to have cross straining machines at her gym she smiled sheepishly and removed the ‘s’.
I don’t know, I’m thinking that people who have injured themselves at the gym have found a straining machine without even realising it.
Just for ‘truth in advertising’ sake maybe the ‘s’ should remain.