[LMB] OT: Tragedy, was Englishes

Jim Parish jparish at siue.edu
Thu Feb 20 18:43:19 GMT 2014


Katherine Collett wrote:
> It would be awesome if newscasters did adopt the literary language: 
> "... and now we turn from the story of those killed in their house by 
> a rockslide in this tragedy of fate, to the latest tragedy of 
> culpability, photographer John Doe swallowed by the volcano he was 
> photographing." But no, probably not.

On the other hand, do you really trust newscasters - or those who feed 
them their words - to make that distinction?

Jim Parish



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