From Gullible.info: On average, 4.3 storms per year are referred to as "the storm of the century".
Gullible.info's statistics appear out of nowhere and are unverifiable, but this one I believe, and I don't think I'm the gullible party.
I found this today, in an article written for the Wall Street Journal law blog:
Federal prosecutors accused Mr. Keys last week of helping and encouraging Anonymous hackers to deface the website of the Los Angeles Times. After leaking log-in credentials for a server operated by the paper’s parent company, a hacker vandalized the headline and a paragraph in a story about a tax-cut package, said prosecutors.In that second sentence, who leaked the credentials? Mr. Keys or the hacker? [Correct answer: Keyes, but the sentence says the hacker leaked the info.]
Again, this is from a professional reporter for a highly respected newspaper. Apparently schools are also no longer teaching about dangling participles, the worst mistake in grammar a reporter of facts can make.
I rest my case. Clear communication is officially dead.