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Thread #132499   Message #4084550
Posted By: Jos
22-Dec-20 - 04:11 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Cloudy here too, in spite of one of Radio 4's thought spots ('Prayer for the Day' or 'Thought for the Day', I forget which) telling listeners that everyone in the world had a chance to see it.

Last week, not long after it was announced that man-made structures now weigh more than all life on Earth, one of these 'thoughtful people' declared that man-made structures now weigh twice as much as all life on Earth.

Statistical inflation, or just another example of woolly thinking?