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John Rentoul on questions of style and usage in last week’s Independent

W e journalists love our bags of sugar, double-decker buses and areas the size of Wales. We had an unusual outbreak of analogese last week. The standard measure of the volume of water is Olympic-sized swimming pools, but this time we reported that 3 October was the wettest day in the UK since records began, “with the level of rainfall…

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