[SpamCop-Social] Re: From the master of self-promotion
nobody at spamcop.net
Wed May 25 11:11:07 EDT 2005
> "indigo" <nobody at spamcop.net> wrote in message
> news:d6sqn5$ukh$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> > > > Lousy writing and editing in that last bit there -- it reads
> > > > the difference between the heights is 2752 inches, which is
> > > > obviously wrong -- 229 ft = 2748 inches + 4 = 2752 inches.
> > >
> > > Well let's not be pedantic!
> > Why not? More proof of the lack of editorial accountability in the
> > written press these days. It's a lousily constructed sentence that
> > screams out "I'm written incorrectly!". Did to me anyways......
> But it would seem that in fact he didn't make any mistake at all!
> Please explain why you think he did. Here's what he said:
My problem with is with the construction of this sentence: "the difference
between the heights of the towers is intentional - it's exactly 2,752
That sentence sez (to me) the difference is 2752", which is incorrect. It
should read thusly: "the difference between the heights of the towers is
intentional - the one tower is exactly 2,752 inches, 4 inches taller than
the other tower" (to memorialize the number of people who died)
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