HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » How did the idiot come up...

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:54 AM

How did the idiot come up with 38 million for the population of Seoul?

One theory is that some WH staffer googled Seoul and saw "38 m" which is its elevation; 38 meters.

Saw this on Morning Joe and had to google it myself. Can they be this incompetent?


Seoul - Wikipedia

Seoul officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. With the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, ...
Region‎: ‎Seoul Capital Area Song‎: ‎"S.E.O.U.L"
Elevation‎: ‎38 m (125 ft) Bird‎: ‎Korean magpie

4 replies, 776 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply How did the idiot come up with 38 million for the population of Seoul? (Original post)
mobeau69 Mar 2020 OP
samnsara Mar 2020 #1
dchill Mar 2020 #2
dem4decades Mar 2020 #3
Igel Mar 2020 #4

Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:57 AM

1. yep they are THIS incompetent....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:01 AM

2. 9.734 million. Trump doesn't use the Google...

... because they don't pay him to. Also, he can't read.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:02 AM

3. Seoul, Tokyo what's the difference? They're not white.

Trump thinking there.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:01 AM

4. Yeah, they can be.

I have students who'd read that as 38 meters, others who'd read that as 38 mass, others as 38 momentum, some as 38 million and others (a causa de espanol) as 38 thousand.

It's like those who round 1.33 x 10^8 as 1.3.

Can't get them to slow down and actually think. "What's 38 mass mean? Or is 38 momentum noticeably more than 380 momentum?" Why? Because there's a TikTok they have to watch, or they're worried they'll be disliked if they don't text their friends back quickly enough.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread