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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Importance of Language

This quote came from a clip in a CNN news report this afternoon:

"...needless lives are lost..."

The woman who said the above was talking about the dangers of cell phone usage while driving.

She may have a point, but she meant to say "lives are needlessly lost."

What she actually said has a host of unfortunate implications.

Update: The speaker was Deborah Hersman, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board.

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