December 20, 2006

newsflash: this article is ridiculous in more ways than one

This article, posted by the Associate Press and MSNBC, just made me chuckle.

Aside from its obviously pointless and outlandish propogand-ish subject matter (which I won't even bother to dissect), the very first line is, at the very least, thought provokingly... ridiculous.

I'm no genius when it comes to numbers and especially fractions. So would somebody please correct me if this sentence has even a lick of of mathmatical logic? Please keep in mind, answers suggesting people in terms of fractions will not be accepted.

"NEW YORK - More than nine out of 10 Americans, men and women alike, have had premarital sex, according to a new study."


Rolls eyes.

Goes straight to blogger to blog about it.

Kids, read it but don't look to much into it. It's just your friendly AP at it again.


At 11:28 AM, Blogger Lisa said...

Maybe saying "95 out of 100 Americans" would have been less confusing. :)

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Well, there is a reason a lot of my fellow journalism students and I went into our field...avoiding math!

At 3:45 PM, Blogger John H said...

to go along with Lisa and make a stupid joke all at once:

For every 100 men, 95 have been into women before marriage.


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