Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.
[Geoff Rashbrooke's rash promise regarding Victoria's Sports team]
SALIENT sports editor Geoff Rashbrooke made a rash promise last issue. Be undertook to eat his sports page if Victoria did not come within 10 points of the winning team.
Now that Victoria won, he thinks he is safe. But is he? His boast needs careful interpretation.
No one would say that Victoria was one point from the winner. Victoria WAS the winner. Neither (for the same reason) could one say that Victoria was two points from the winner . . . or three, or four.
Continuing the argument, no one could say that Victoria came within 10 points of the winning team.
So Geoff, to keep his promise, has to eat his sports page -time and place only to be arranged. Oh, and one other thing.
Geoff, it seems, has still to be convinced.