Saturday, April 02, 2005

Lesson Of the Day

This is from Toonscribe on the Eschaton threads:

Basic rules of reportage:

"dozens of protestors" -- roughly 50.
"scores of protestors" -- close to 100, but not quite
"over 100 protestors" -- at least 101
"100s of protestors" -- maybe 200, counting is hard
"1000s of protestors" -- see counting is hard above.
"a handful of troublemakers" -- anything over 500,000 anti-war protestors

I'd add:
"a million pro-choice protestors" -- Look over there! Two hundred anti-choicers!