I argued in a previous post that you should always try to be precise in your writing. That means not using “loads of work,” “tons of support,” or similar phrases that don’t make literal sense.

The other day I heard a hilarious example of this. A radio talk-show host said that “there’s a huge bucket of scientists who don’t agree with the global warming hysteria.”

How could anyone have conducted that survey? If some pollster really stopped by the bucket to ask scientists what they thought of global warming, my guess is they would all scream, “Get me out of here!”