[LMB] OT: Tragedy, was Englishes

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 21 01:46:38 GMT 2014


> From: Katherine Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu>


> On Feb 20, 2014, at 1:17 PM, <mmjustus at mmjustus.com> <mmjustus at mmjustus.com> wrote:
> > I was thinking more in terms of how news is reported nowadays, rather than in the literary sense <wry g>.  And of different words altogether for each, not modifiers.
 
> 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.
> Katherine 

Ohhhh that's a glimpse of a lovely, much better world!

Gwynne
 		 	   		  


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