Thursday, September 21, 2006

Grammar Ain't Rocket Science

SPOGG scout Sarah M. has proof. She found this goof in an MSNBC story:
"Located within the constellation Pisces, the newly spotted object is called HD 3651 B. It is 50 times the mass of Jupiter and thus considered a T brown dwarf — the coolest of the two brown-dwarf categories. This slow smoldering releases infrared light, which was detected by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope."
Says Sarah, "People who can discuss the physics of the universe should know that, if only two things are being compared, as in this case, superlatives are right out. 'Cooler' is the correct word to use."

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