Hello Cruel World
Saturday, October 11, 2003
Hypertension / Hypotension
You didn't pronounce this clearly enough to distinguish between the two --
the per/po pair unless emphasised a bit both tend to sound like 'puh'. Once
the first innocent fell victim to this the next alert quizee(?), if they'd
heard it, would probably be able to guess what the problem was, but it's
still a bit unfair.
BTW: I get quite snippy when people keep using 'epicentre' as if it means
'really dead centre', whereas it means the part above the real centre.
One thing that really sent me off sometime earlier this year was someone
describing the area in Hiroshima/Nagasaki directly below the airburst of the
bombs as the epicentre of the damage. AAAAAAARRRRGGGH!!! It's called the
'hypocentre'. Didn't know it was an underground blast. Grrrr...
[http://www.nature.com/nsu/030929/030929-9.html#b2 The Iggies are out!
(http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s959833.htm) Gotta be Not The Nine
PS: The pain, the pain. How will we survive the combination of cricket &
rugby wiping out
our local radio!?
kinda sporty too).
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