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Bad Language again

The Irish Times reports Mr. Seamus Lyons (who, it says, is an assistant city manager) as announcing the intended publication (by him, I think) of a report from the Economic and Social Research Institute.

Amusingly, he is quoted as saying that:-

“The claim that there will not be enough waste available for the incinerator, we refute that, as we believe the ESRI will next week.”

Why bother with the expense and tedium of publishing the ESRI report if the claim is already “refuted”?

The reason is, he does not know the meaning of the word “refute”.

See this blog HERE on the point.

We can be confident, whatever the merits or demerits of the ESRI report, it will not refute “the claim”.