i want to ask why the media has coined the statement 200%?
per is from and cent is one hundred ,so they state non figures like 200% and 2,000%?
- Anonymous8 years agoFavourite answer
It's a play on words
- David HLv 78 years ago
Its just a 'play' on words - thats all. Increasing the % makes it sound more dramatic (as has already been said).!!
Another example of media misleading - is when the media says....'the whole country' is involved with whatever subject is being discussed....when most of the countries people couldn't careless.
The media never lets a 'boring news story' get in the way of a dramatic presentation on any subject matter - jazz it up - and the public will pay attention....as 'they' see it.
The media has been regularly 'pulled up' for giving misleading statements etc on almost 'any subject matter' - and any sane person sees beyond the continual drivel thats offered up by the media as (supposedly) news worthy and truthful.....on anything the media broadcasts.
The days of media integrity/conformation before reporting etc are long gone - now its just 'show biz' all the time....and those 'must have media ratings' we all hear so much about.
- ?Lv 78 years ago
That depends on context.
A person can only give 100% effort, because that is all the effort anyone can give.
But someone can improve their performance more than 100%.
And things can be greater by as many % as is the case, the Sun being over 100,000,000% the size of the Earth.
And I get 3,500% return on my investment when I win on a single number on a roulette table (I also lose 36 times to get there LOL) so although 100% is the whole of something, you can increase or decrease things by more than 100%.
- macLv 78 years ago
It's a twist to spice up the language.
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- guiriLv 78 years ago
So as to make things seem twice as bad.