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  •  I would call it at best... (1+ / 0-)
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    a distinction without a difference. A can full of liquid intended for drinking I can't imagine anything less consequential than what exact flavor it was for you to get so exercised about.

    This makes about as much sense as Mike Huckabee on mescaline. - Prodigal 2-6-2008

    by Tonedevil on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 12:17:02 PM PDT

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    •  Agreed that it's a distinction ... (0+ / 0-)

      without a difference per se, but such things provide strong clues that the comments they're contained within are ones that must be evaluated with a greater degree of scrutiny than face value because other errors are likely to be built in as well.  Lack of scrutiny often leads to compound errors being made in the future, with analysis getting more and more off base.

      There are many other "errors" of fact that continue to be parroted.  Otherwise-uninformed readers are taking them as being true, which just muddies the waters further.  Too bad there's no "For Dummies" book available, but at least Wikipedia is doing a fair job (the last I checked, which has been awhile).

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 12:51:03 PM PDT

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