[LINK] America to launch 12,000 communictions satellites

David dlochrin at key.net.au
Tue Nov 20 11:34:14 AEDT 2018

On Tuesday, 20 November 2018 08:31:17 AEDT Tom Worthington wrote:
>> ... As the movie Gravity graphically demonstrated ...
> No, "illustrated", not "demonstrated". The move Gravity is fictional and the space debris depicted were computer generated.

Ahh, I do appreciate a good pedant with an appreciation of proper English usage.

Tom, would you please tutor the ABC news room?  I cringe every time I hear Juanita brightly report some politician "refuted" an accusation when they did nothing of the sort, they probably "denied" it in a torrent of rhetoric.  And I suppose "decimate" will not be restored to its correct meaning "any time soon".

Even the ABC article about the laser work at Stromlo referred to "the amount of pieces in orbit" instead of the "number of pieces".



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