Posted by BE on March 11th, 2017
Here is the first sentence from an Associated Press report which I’ve just finished reading in the online edition of today’s Herald:
“WikiLeaks has offered to help the likes of Google and Apple identify the software holes used by purported CIA hacking tools – and that puts the tech industry in something of a bend.”
Now I don’t know who penned this story but it wouldn’t surprise me if the author was a Kiwi.
Why? Because “the likes of” has almost entirely replaced “like” , meaning “similar to”, in New Zealand journalism and, I fear, in everyday speech. Read the rest of this entry »