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A WORD IN THE HAND: SPIKE

The point about a skewered fact is that it gets a rise out of pedants

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If you can go an entire day without encountering a single spike, then you must be hiding underground with a bald hedgehog.

For those in touch with the slings and arrows of the outside world, almost every report on the rising number of Covid-19 infections in SA is accompanied by the word “spike”.

And in almost every instance, spike is used incorrectly...

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