Hardly a day goes by without a reader submitting something strange from the Canberra Times website.
Normally we refrain. But this morning provides two headlines which really need looking at:
The State of California has been ‘razed’? My dictionary defines raze as to “completely destroy”. 36,553,215 people completely destroyed?
The whole city of Los Angeles burned “to the ground”?
I know we’re prone to hyperbole ourselves here. But really guys, get a grip. Maybe a thousand houses is a tragedy to be sure and great pictures no doubt. But it’s not the complete devastation of one of the world’s biggest economies.