Monday, July 25, 2011

Dear AP: check those thermometers

AP apparently has a little confusion going with Fahrenheit and Celsius - or a massive case of hyperbole:

Thanks for the tip from a former student who pointed to the original criticism on Newsbusters.

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At 7/26/11, 5:23 PM, Blogger vtuss said...

Yes, it got flagged by some folks at my workplace. I chalked it up to hyper-hyperbole.

I had more problems with the next day's story, with mentions of concrete and asphalt in the story, but of course the headline mentions cement:

At 7/28/11, 12:21 PM, Blogger Doug Fisher said...

Well, maybe it was hot enough that concrete was crumbling back, eh {grin}.

Husband of a friend drives a concrete truck. Someone the other day referred to it as a "cement" truck, and he quickly corrected. Warmed the cockles of my heart ...


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