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Thread #132499   Message #4005820
Posted By: Mrrzy
25-Aug-19 - 11:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Ok, let's talk about Injury vs. Wound. They are not synonymous to me. There are two dimensions: on purpose, and openness. So if I fall and break my arm, I am injured, not wounded. If I am shot, I am wounded (and also injured). This came up when the headline was about lighning "wounding" rather than "injuring" people. What do y'all think?