Saturday, May 27, 2006

Scopal ambiguity in action

My Weetbix packet informs me that "40% of Australian kids go to school each day without breakfast." That's a lot of kids who never eat breakfast!

3 comments:

  1. Im unsure what you mean here? Are you saying you dont think that 40% dont have breakfast?

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  2. I expect they mean to claim that on any given day, 40% of schoolkids skipped breakfast.

    That's quite different from claiming that, for 40% of schoolkids, those kids go to school each and every day without breakfast.

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