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 Post subject: Head-scratcher
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:35 pm 
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New York Times:
Twins joined at the head occur once in only about 2 million births. <p>****Is it just me, or would it make more sense to say "only once in about 2 million births," or, better yet, "Twins joined at the head account for only 1 in every 2 million births."<p>Sorry. End of my week. I can't think.


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 Post subject: Re: Head-scratcher
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2003 2:03 pm 
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I'm with you that it needs editing. Maybe "The birth of twins joined at the head accounts for only X percentage of births..."


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 Post subject: Re: Head-scratcher
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:20 am 
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Well, there's always just tossing the "only" and being done with it.....<p>[ September 15, 2003: Message edited by: Jackie ]</p>


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