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More concerns about The Economist‘s grammar

It seems I’m not the only person to have questions about The Economist‘s grammar. From the letters in the August 3, 2006 issue:

Like, er, awesome
SIR— The Human Genome Project is “sooo yesterday” (“A study with a lot of balls”, July 29th)? I mean, like, wow. My advanced language students use The Economist to appreciate excellent written English. Like, unreal. Perhaps we should switch to a different text? Like, Hello!?

David Legard
Singapore

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