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сумасшедшие англичане. [май. 1, 2001|01:23 am]
Anatoly Vorobey
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Similarly, there is a popular measure of proportion, with approximate percentages as follows:

(100%) Mr Jordan's fortune consisted wholly of bar-gold.
(99%) Practically all his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(95%) His fortune consisted almost entirely of bar-gold.
(90%) Nearly all his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(80%) By far the greater part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(70%) The greater part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(60%) More than half his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(55%) Rather more than half his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(50%) Half his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(45%) Nearly half his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(40%) A large part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(35%) Quite a large part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(30%) A considerable part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(25%) Part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(15%) A small part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(10%) Not much of his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(5%) A very small part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(1%) An inconsiderable part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold.
(0%) None of his fortune consisted of bar-gold.

This simple, generally accepted, scale is confused by writers who, for dramatic effect, try to make 5% seem more than it is...

Источник: Роберт Грейвз (тот самый), Алан Ходж, The reader over your shoulder: A Handbook for Writers of English Prose.

И главное, без всякой иронии это пишут, совершенно with straight face.

Возьмётся ли кто перевести эту ужасную таблицу на русский? :)
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[User Picture]From: yan
2001-04-30 03:44 pm
С другой стороны, в Математической смеси Литтлвуд цитирует альпинистов, которые определяют "перпендикулярный" как идущий под углом 75 градусов. А если 85? Сэр, ОЧЕНЬ перпендикулярно!
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From: ex_tipharet
2001-05-01 06:01 am


85% это нависающий. Реально так, он так именно выглядит.

Такие дела
Миша.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-04-20 05:07 pm
Нависающе.
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[User Picture]From: katiza
2012-01-05 05:04 pm
> Возьмётся ли кто перевести эту ужасную таблицу на русский? :)

Я зачем-то попробовала. http://katiza.livejournal.com/117970.html
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[User Picture]From: avva
2012-01-09 02:02 pm
Отлично получилось, спасибо!
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[User Picture]From: gaius_julius
2012-04-07 05:44 pm
шок и сотрясение устоев... оказывается a large part больше, чем quite a large part! О_О
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[User Picture]From: avva
2012-04-07 06:05 pm
Факт :)
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