Senior police say the "zero tolerance" blitz on speeding drivers has so far resulted in 20 per cent fewer crashes over the Queen's Birthday long weekend.
Fewer than what? Doesn't say, but the context suggests they mean fewer than last year. Well, yes - in any particular year, the figure is likely to be either lower or higher than the previous year. That's why we take an average.
2. Prize Kiwiblog comment of the day:
If Israel disamed tomorrow they would be gone by lunchtime...
Yon kipper in 1973 is well remembered.
It must have been a very fine kipper indeed for him to still remember it well now, but it's hard to see its relevance to the discussion.