Sunday, 23 August 2015

Sloppy Journalism

A recent article in the Daily Telegraph on the subject of online banking payments included the following sentence:
For this to be true, an individual would have to make more than 1,643,835 transactions per day; equivalent to more than 68,493 per hour, 1,141 per minute or 19 per second.

Canny Linguist thinks this is highly improbable.

In the old days, newspapers would employ competent sub-editors to correct such nonsense before publication.