Talk:Car bomb ramming attack kills dozens at military base in Maidan Wardak, Afghanistan

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Review of revision 4460183 [Passed][edit]

Imprecise numbers[edit]

I agree with our policy on imprecise numbers for developing situations, however, if we are unwilling to use the word "hundred" we should use "scores" when it exceeds 50. "Dozens" feels like a deliberate understatement. And when our sources say 100, even "scores" seems to understate it. "Around a hundred" might have been a better choice here. --SVTCobra 01:30, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Before reviewing this I'd wondered about that too, but the 'over 100' is unofficial. The official info is [iirc] that scores died, for which I decided dozens is an acceptable variant. --Pi zero (talk) 01:43, 25 January 2019 (UTC)