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Thread #132499 Message #4061232
Posted By: leeneia
24-Jun-20 - 06:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Lighter, I agree that advertisement is ignorant.
I just saw a video that reminded me of two peeves:
crime spree: a spree is fun. Calling a series of crimes a spree minimizes the suffering of the victims, for whom it was not fun at all.
triggerman: Yuck. Instead of saying "Jones was the triggerman," say "Jones murdered Smith." Make the killer face what he did.