Herald Sun: Writing Skills Needed

Posted: February 19, 2009 in Australia, News
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The part of the world where I live has a daily newspaper called the Herald-Sun. In today’s edition (page 5) they ran the following story. Reading the story, as it was printed, I have no idea what point they were trying to make.  See if you can work it out.

Our workers’ site unseen

Australian bosses are among the toughest in the world at denying access to social networking sites such as Facebook.

A survey showed 55 per cent of Australian employees had access to the banned sites, compared with 20 per cent in the UK, 12 per cent in France and 6 per cent in Italy.

(Yes, that is the whole story that was printed) So the story starts by saying Australian bosses are some of the toughest in regards to such matters and then immediately turns around and lists nations which have far less access at work.  Huh?

  1. AV says:

    Could they have meant 5 percent?

  2. Matt says:

    Possibly but I read and reread the printed article and that is wrote was there in ink.

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