Wednesday, April 13, 2005

What is wrong with these people? repeats an AP piece that qualifies that organization as just plain lazy, or perhaps just plain stupid. In an article about a robotics competion, I came across the phrase: "just a centimeter (an inch) shy of the required distance."

A centimeter is in no way shape or form equivalent to an inch. There are 2.54 centimeters per inch. Americans learn this in middle school, if not before. How can the AP settle for such total mediocrity?

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