Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sig Figs

From the Sydney Morning Herald:
The north's military ''will continue to make merciless military attacks with no hesitation if the South Korean enemy dares to invade our sea territory by 0.001 mm'', it said in the statement carried by the official news agency. ''It is our military's traditional response to quell provocative actions with a merciless thunderbolt.''

I'm not sure what North Korea would better benefit from, a lesson on significant figures or minimizing the use of hyperbole.