Five times lwss

Bill Palmer w_a_palmer at BELLSOUTH.NET
Fri May 22 13:32:34 UTC 2009

In a letter to the editor of the Raleigh News & Observer today, a writer
complains that her salary is "five times less" than that of the city
manager.  So how does one perform that calculation?

Is this more arithmetic than language?

Bill Palmer

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