Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It was my understanding that there would be no math

This is the subheadline of "Tri-Cities find success in fight against homelessness" on CBC News online on November 15, 2013. Nothing wrong here - just want to point out the word fewer. Then,

this is found in the article's second sentence, and fewer has become less. Booooooo. Then,

the writer somehow thinks that 206 is nearly double 154. Oooookay. Click an image to enlarge it. Also, the term "Tri-Cities" is used five times in the article, and not once is it said which cities are included in the Tri-Cities. Here are two of the 20 comments below the article:
  • It would be nice if you could identify the "Tri-Cities." Perhaps the locals know but other people ...? I gather Coquitlam is one. What are the others?
  • I've often wondered what the "Tri-Cities" were, and I still don't know!

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