I received an email today with the following sentence:
Please be reminded to bring your basketball gear in.
He was subsequently made fun of by a co-worker:
'Please be reminded' - Will you be doing the reminding, or should I expect somebody else to be reminding me?
I am wondering if:
- the original sentence is valid and unambiguous, or if
- the interpretation made by his co-worker is valid due to ambiguity in the semantic meaning of the original sentence.