Posted: Nov 07, 2021 9:58 am
by OlivierK
Evolving wrote: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.

But "almost true" implies false. She was robbed.