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Thread #132499 Message #3994234
Posted By: Jos
27-May-19 - 03:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Not really a peeve, but interesting regarding guns, was an occasion some years ago when I heard a news report of the same incident on three BBC radio stations. On Radio 3 (mainly classical music), listeners were told that a man had been 'shot and killed'. On Radio 4 (news, documentaries, plays), the man had been 'shot dead'. On Radio 1 (pop music aimed at younger listeners), he had been 'gunned down'.