Monday, September 5, 2011

Please don't tell me to do the math

The first sentence of the third paragraph of the article ("Photographer behind 9/11 "Falling Man" retraces steps, recalls "unknown soldier"" on Yahoo! Canada News on August 29, 2011) starts out fine as a reminiscing timeframe for 9/11 is set. For the record, the mid-July is in 2011. But then,

at the start of the third paragraph's second sentence, the writer introduces us to some wonky calendar calculations. Yes, July is two months away from September, but the writer went the wrong way as July is also ten months away from September. Somehow the writer was made aware of the gaffe

and subsequently "fixed" it. Is the writer now converting 9/11 to November 9? Click an image to enlarge it.

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