Not quite what they mean

Just one in 20 songs is downloaded legally from the internet

I would actually believe that of those legally available for download only one in twenty ever are actually downloaded. But that\’s not quite what they mean…rather, only one in twenty of songs downloaded are done so legally.

1 thought on “Not quite what they mean”

  1. I suspect what they really mean is that of all downloads of all songs, only one download in twenty is “legal” – which is different again.

    Pity the poor artist whose song, alone of a group of twenty songs, is downloaded illegally 100% of the time (which is what the headline says). The rest’ll be OK though.

    That’s the scourge of BBC and meejah English. No precision.

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