Hilarity can ensue. Making one wonder…was that the secret intention all along?
Case in point. Take this excerpt from a UN document on the Millenium Development Goals:
Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics (NUTS)
The NUTS is a single uniform breakdown of territorial units defined for EU Member States and Candidate Countries by EUROSTAT. It provides a classification or harmonization of measurement of sub-national regions and administrative levels for the purposes of regional comparisons. The aim of using NUTS is to ensure that regions of comparable size all appear at the same level, making it possible to compare policies from one country at a certain NUTS level with policies from another country at the same NUTS level.
Tell me that’s not delicious. 🙂 It’s boringly phrased, yes. But… it does allow for a fantastic last sentence, doesn’t it? 🙂 🙂