Posted: Nov 06, 2021 7:15 pm
by Evolving
I once encountered an interesting example of the difference between the scientific and the normal use of language, when my eldest daughter was doing a maths exercise and was asked whether a particular statement "was true" ("stimmt"). The statement was numerically close to the correct statement, so she wrote "es stimmt fast" (it's almost true). Since it was a maths exercise, this was, naturally, marked wrong.