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Thursday, January 20, 2005


An area the size of Wales

Have you noticed how "an area the size of Wales" has become an all-purpose analogy in the media? It's used to explain any concept otherwise too large or abstract for readers to grasp.

At last, someone has created a
online calculator, enabling you to convert any measurement into a handy analogy. Not just Wales, but also whales or the Prince of Wales (not to mention those other convenient media stand-bys; football pitches, double-decker buses and Nelson's Column).

Peter Black's Focus leaflets will never be the same again.

And let's hope Lembit Öpik never gets his hands on this device.

omg boring
i like nobody soooo go f urself
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