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Thread #132499   Message #4066942
Posted By: leeneia
02-Aug-20 - 02:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
In writing, I usually find that it's clearer to talk about things that are than things that are not. Now remember I said "usually."

Tax instructions used to be bad that way. "If line 48 is not less than $30,000, go to Section 4, unless AGI is no greater than $50,000."

I remember my confusion as a kid the first time I read, "He said, not unkindly."   What?