Wednesday, September 1, 2010

E-rain?

I wonder if the monsoon particularly brings out the confused state of English in our land. This morning's Hindustan Times (or yesterday's DNA, I forget which) carried a picture of a lake that "overflew"!

But the prize goes to the Indian Meteorology Department, whose Monsoon Watch page informs us that "Significant amounts of rainfall (1 cm or more) during past 24 hours ending at 0830 hours IST are enclosed".

1 comment:

Sukratu said...

Several years ago I took a solid state physics class wherein the teacher declared that he was
going to explain an involved derivation about lasers to the class....
"step by step from the starting point via intermediate results to the last equation which is the final destiny"

All of us who are not doing laser physics currently have some lifetime left, I suppose!