Editor’s Note: This story was submitted without any sort of context, which sort of makes it better. Let me know in the comments why you think a banana’s scent is being discussed.
The following story deals with one of my regular editing clients. He often requires a bit of patience.
Me: I don’t understand what this section of the wording means.
Client: What it says there.
Me: I see what it says, but I don’t understand what you mean.
Client: Look, what should I put there?
Me: Well, I can’t tell you what to put there until I know what you’re trying to say
Client: It’s a description of the smell of a banana. Can’t you just tell me what should I put there?
Me: But your description is “A banana has a smell like a strong scent of the smell.”
Client: I don’t see the problem. Is there something wrong with the grammar?