Wednesday, June 08, 2011

3rd Best or 3rd Worst in English?

Normally, I am an optimist, but the headline in this article is simply unacceptable. It is simply misleading to say:

Third best in English language

KUALA LUMPUR: When it comes to English proficiency, Malaysians are not at par with their neighbouring counterparts. The country ranks third out of five countries in the English Language Assessment (ELA).

In the headline, we are the third best, but in the first paragraph, we are told that Malaysia ranks third out of five. Maybe I am wrong, but isn't that also third worst? What misleading headlines. 

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