Steven (unzeugmatic) wrote,
Steven
unzeugmatic

Today's Mis-Read Headline

Looking over a list of AP headlines this morning I saw this:

Rumsfeld: Base closures to save $48.8B

At the size of the display and my terminal's resolution, I read that B as an 8:

Base closures to save $48.88

I thought, "Wow, the federal government is using the same cost-cutting logic as my own company."
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