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The EU Is Not Europe

The European Union is a political union comprising 28 countries. Europe is a continent which contains about fifty countries. The two are not the same. The Swiss, Norwegians, Belarusians and Ukrainians are no less European than the Germans, French, and … Continue reading

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This Blog Now with Two Times More (or Three Times as Much) Pedantry

Suppose a particular firm’s revenue rose from $1 million to $7 million from one year to the next. How would you describe that increase? If you wanted to show off, you could say the revenue septupled. A less pretentious description … Continue reading

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