A recent NZ Herald story recounted the outcome of a Christchurch court battle over an alleged faulty house construction job.
The Herald reported the builder was employed to construct the home “from the ground up”. That implies the possibility of constructing a house from the roof down, otherwise why add “from the ground up”?
The tourism potential of watching such an event, the roof first suspended in the air while the builder beavers away creating the lower floors, would be immense.
The report added, “the builder then “bought” the Christchurch City Council in as a third defendant”.
This illiteracy is abominable albeit a reflection of the regrettable collapsing circulation necessary cost-cutting. The only consolation for print addicts like me is it’s amusing.