Good morning. That's another word I have to look up in the dictionary. What the heck does exponentially mean? I keep seeing it bandied about. I never learnt words like this at school, and I didn't go to college or university, so I supposed I am deemed as thick if I am struggling to understand this new dressed up language that has lately been thrust upon us.
My Collins Pocket English Dictionary, which I do refer to from time to time, tells me it means very rapid. So why can't they use that simplified version in this sentence?
Covid cases rising exponentially in England, study finds. . . . . They could have left it out altogether, or they could have just used the word rapidly, or rising quickly, I think most people would understand that. No, those words would not have the same impact. Exponentially implies a disaster is about to unfold, and we must warn everybody to be on their guard.
I went a walk yesterday in a different area. I will put the photo's up soon. Catch ya later. Toodle pip. ilona