Re: Anyone can write - just ask the pros
"The 96 meter (yards) high clock tower of the Houses of Parliament "
Not only did the writer equate meters to yards, the editor obviously allowed it.
Saw one the other day where a gratuitous conversion for the Fahrenheit-impaired was provided:
"... at -35F (-1.7C) ..."
The faulty algorithm was of course:
1. Ignore but remember the sign.
2. Convert to Celsius.
3. Restore the sign.
The writer of the piece is fortunate that I cannot remember where I found it. Or perhaps unfortunate that I cannot supply him a correction.
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