Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Questions And (Not Very Good) Answers


Just how good are our Straits/Sunday Times headline writers? Not very good, it would seem.

Since the headline above (Sunday Times, 4 March 2007, p. 27) asks, ‘Just how receptive are the Japanese to foreigners?’, the subheading should reply, ‘Not very, it would seem’. If the answer were ‘Not very much’, as above, this would be tantamount to saying, The Japanese are not very much receptive to foreigners.

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