More Language Abuse

It is entertaining to compare the headlines of the Miami Herald and the Nuevo Herald for exactly the same article in English and Spanish.

Here is a case in point.

The Miami Herald says VICTORY FOR SCOTT, SINK IS UP TO SWING VOTE, while the El Nuevo Herald headlines the same article as ENCUESTA OTORGA VENTAJA A SCOTT SOBRE LA DEMOCRATA ALEX SINK, giving the completely erroneous impression that Scott is actually ahead of Sink.  In the survey Scott is ahead with a margin of 3 points,  44-41, but the margin of error in the survey is 4.1.  The two are effectively tied or Sink could be slightly ahead.

The El Nuevo Herald focuses on the lead of the Republican and the Miami Herald gives the impression of a toss up.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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