21 Jul 2010

And Then There Was Help With Counting….

Did you catch the TV news last night? {Can’t remember the channel.} The presenter was excited by the reported sighting of TWO white squirrels in the North of England.

A photograph was then shown of ONE white squirrel.

The presenter then, very helpfully, to prevent any confusion, pointed out that the photograph only showed ONE white squirrel, not TWO.

I mean, really? I know the UK education system is churning out thousands of illiterate and innumerate folk, but is it so bad we need the difference between ONE and TWO clarified? ONE not TWO? Is it that bad? Is it? Oh….

Quote; Gabel’s Law.

“Tow is not equal to three - not even for very large values of two.”

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