26 July 2011

A pedant writes (once again)

I do wish they would get it right.

Here is the BBC:
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.2% in the second quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics.
And The Telegraph:
So the economists were right – GDP grew just 0.2pc in the second quarter of this year.
And The Guardian:
The UK economy grew by 0.2% in the last quarter.
And The Independent is even worse:
Britain's economy slowed between April and June after new figures today showed the UK grew by 0.2% in the quarter.
What has actually happened is that GDP for the second quarter is 0.2% up on GDP for the first quarter, which is not the same thing at all.

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