Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Use of English

Last week we had the embarrassment of reading one of Gordon Brown's letters, scrawled in the sort of fashion which would cause Ed Balls to worry about the effectiveness of teaching the 3 Rs. Today I'm reading a report about the proposal in the US to delay routine mammograms until the age of 50, rather than 40. There is immediate opposition to this idea. One spokesperson says, "It has been proven that women who are regularly screened from the age of 40 die less frequently from breast cancer than those who are not."


Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

My hand writing isn't as neat as it used to be. It was beautiful until I learnt Pitman shorthand, and now looks pretty similar.

8:45 pm  
Blogger Whispering Walls said...

Hi Ellee - did you hear John Humphreys bemoaning the demise of Pitmans the other day?

11:13 am  

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