Thursday, 5 August 2010

Thou shalt not kill.

Newsreader’s take note: Kill/killed = Intentionally causing death.

How can anybody be killed in an accident?
If it was an accident then they died, they were not killed.
For some inexplicable reason reporters and/or newsreaders seem to think the words “died” and “killed” are synonymous. Otherwise they are substituting one for the other in order to sensationalise the story at the expense accurate journalism/reporting and the integrity of the English Language.
People die of natural causes and also in accidents and are killed in wars and by murderers and assassins.
P.s. I wouldn't consider a "Drink Driver" as being vilified when reporting anyone dying as a result as being "killed".

No comments: