Originally Posted by Blackhood
Word problem taking the internet by storm!!!
I'm a serial killer murderer
Do I murder Serial killers, or do I muder people like a serial killer?
I'll wait on someone like Rach to weigh in on this one, as his jedi wordmastery probably exceeds my own.
That said, I'd interpret this sentence as meaning that you are a murderer of
serial killers, e.g., Dexter. "Serial killer," in this case, is a modifier of "murderer."
Furthermore, the sentence "...do I murder people like a serial killer?" is technically incorrect. You should ask instead, "Do I murder people as
a serial killer would?" It's a small and esoteric nitpick, but generally speaking, use "as" instead of "like" to describe an action. The word "like" in this sentence almost implies the question "Do I murder...a serial killer?"