I was just reading online about the quake in Turkey. Most of the headlines decried the 10,000 declared dead or the 35,000 believed still trapped in the rubble. But there was this one from, as will become obvious, the BBC: “2 Britons Among Quake Victims In Turkey”.
When I lived in New Zealand I heard an expression a couple of times regarding what was considered news – it was news if it happened to a single Englishman, a dozen frogs or a thousand wogs. (I can’t remember it exactly – it scanned a little better than that, but that was the jist.) I always thought it was an exageration, but I guess not!
“non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem”