Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Miss Universe 2005 - It's Not A Counting Contest Either

Just having a squiz at the Miss Universe Webpage and they mention the winner, first runner up, second runner up and the rest of the top five - a further three names. I don't know how they managed to squeeze six into the top five but they have done so. Sorry Miss Peru, but you didn't make the top five. Perhaps the girls had been on very strict diets and six would go into five. Or perhaps it is another way of not upsetting people and making them feel good about themselves. Everywhere else in the world the placings are 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. American contests have the winner, first runner-up, second runner-up, third runner-up etc. We are in danger of our children not understanding ordinal numbers. Everything is being cardinalised. I blame the Catholic Church.

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