Re: Major Sports Pet Peeve
I've noticed this one way too many times and it drives me up a wall every time I hear it.
"The score is 34-10. That's a 24 point differential."
No, that's not a differential. Differential is a calculus term. You aren't doing calculus so stop trying to sound like you are when you really are doing subtraction. There's a term for the result of a subtraction operation, and it's called the difference. Get it right.
What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?
All models are wrong. Some of them are useful.
Last edited by paintmered; 10-05-2007 at 08:08 AM.