May 18, 2013
Too many of the post-article reader comments are simply verging upon moronic.
I read an article elsewhere, which was so brief as to be useless, in it was stated there were injuries but no casualties. Ummm- Those injuries are casualties, or has that definition been changed?
Ken, I'm afraid the definition of "Casualty" has been adulterated to mean Fatality, leaving Injury to cover anyone still breathing, with or without assistance.
Yes. That must be true. It used to mean anyone injured, as well as those lost in an incident. Oh well. Just like so many other words being so liberally misused.
About one half hour ago, I was reading a sports commentary about the NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying for this weekend. Usually the driver who is fastest wins the pole position, but that writer spelled it "poll". And then he went on to talk about "breaks" and "breaking", instead of brakes and braking. This is someone who we might believe graduated from college, to obtain such a job. Apparently he never made it past grade school spelling skills.
Ken, writers who rely solely on sophisticated spell-check software have forgotten (if they ever knew) that the brain is still required for the more subtle aspects of writing, such as grammar, usage, logic, vocabulary, and accuracy.
Oh well, those who believe themselves to be perfect are a royal pain to those of us who are....