June 01, 2018

I'm Guessing Neil Will be Looking for a Job Soon

Someone named Neil Irwin wrote an article on the economy today. Despite his working for the NYT and Trump being in the White House, his article begins thusly.

The real question in analyzing the May jobs numbers released Friday is whether there are enough synonyms for "good” in an online thesaurus to describe them adequately.

Over the course of the article's 18 synonyms for "good" we learn the proper use of, amongst other things, "congruous" all of which, given the context of the article are doubtlessly violations of the Old Grey Lady's style guide. 

I hope the fellow lands on his feet.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 03:57 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 A 4-grader can write a solution to this problem: "Thanks to the solid foundations for the recovery put in place by the President Obama, job numbers...". No need to thank me.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Sat Jun 2 00:46:51 2018 (LZ7Bg)

2 And that's exactly what the comments are full of, Pete.  "0bama saved or created 11 million jobs!  This is the 17th year of the recovery!"  etc., etc.

Posted by: Rick C at Sat Jun 2 19:05:10 2018 (ITnFO)

3 BTW, I'm seeing the plain blue banner today.

Posted by: Rick C at Sat Jun 2 19:05:51 2018 (ITnFO)

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