Here’s what kicked things off:
Now I’ll tell you, I wouldn’t even dream of mentioning slight errors such as these to our touchy, touchy local press corpus. I mean, if they liked numbers, they’d have gone to bidness school and gotten an MBA, right?
“Math factcheck please: What is the % increase from 2145 to 8900?”
Well, let’s fix this sitch once and for all:
IMO, people oughtta say “a big increase” if that’s what they mean – there’s no reason to be so precise if you’re going to get it wrong, right?