Tuesday, April 7

No-Style Guide

Marilee was watching the local Fox affiliate this morning; she was just hearing about the earthquake in Italy. Understandable, since I/we don't TiVo the news.

So the reporter on-the-scene says something that's become one of my pet peeves, though I've never admitted to it - has to do with word usage, and how certain circumstances are perceived.

The reporter said that in the aftermath of the earthquake, "...over a thousand were wounded."

Excuse me? I'd have thought they were injured.

Doesn't wounded suggest violence? As in people against people?

Where's the style guide for Fox news?

1 comment:

bob's bs said...

As an aside, you don't hear about people dying from gunshot injuries!

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