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Ed Barbeau edits a very nice column called Fallacies, Flaws, and Flimflam in the '' College Mathematic Journal''.  In ´
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ed's column in the November 2005 issue of the Journal, Norton Starr provides a contribution called "Logarithmic behaviour  as metaphor".  Norton provides examples from a wide variety of writers saying that something is growing laragithmically when they meant growing exponentially.  Here are his three contributions from the ''New York Times'':
  
 
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Revision as of 21:44, 27 November 2005

Quotation

The weather man is never wrong. Suppose he says that there's an 80% chance of rain. If it rains, the 80% chance came up; if it doesn't, the 20% chance came up! - Saul Barron .

From: Stastical Quotations

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Ed Barbeau edits a very nice column called Fallacies, Flaws, and Flimflam in the College Mathematic Journal. In ´ ed's column in the November 2005 issue of the Journal, Norton Starr provides a contribution called "Logarithmic behaviour as metaphor". Norton provides examples from a wide variety of writers saying that something is growing laragithmically when they meant growing exponentially. Here are his three contributions from the New York Times:

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