Tuesday, January 10, 2012

They Said What?

Ya gotta get the news. You have to do it. Read it. Listen to it. Watch it.  It is a must.  

Sadly, every once in a while, their word choice is just awful.

Take what happened a few days ago...

On a local expressway, a fellow faked a flat tire.  It apparently gave him a chance to pull over and get out.  With cars zipping by at light speed, he walked into the lane and went prone.  Multiple cars struck him and he was literally spread all over the expressway. They closed it down for hours trying to do the required investigation. They later ruled it a suicide.

That morning, with a major expressway shut down and traffic getting worse by the second, the guy reporting from the helicopter reports.....

"....Traffic along 696 is shut down while the police try to piece together (emphasis mine) what happened this morning...."

I was shocked. "Piece together"? Yes, folks, they really said it.

So, tonight?  Ohhhh,  they did again!

Apparently, there is a story of a woman involved in a fight with a guy.  During the ensuing melee, he bites her nose off.  She calls the police and then makes her way to the hospital so surgeons can work on her face.  Quoting the news anchor...
"...Surgeons could not re-attach her nose because no one.........knows where it is......"

Who writes this?  Knows! Nose! Get it?! The pause was there! IT WAS THERE! HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS SAYING!  I couldn't believe it!  Am I the only one who sees this?

Couldn't they have said "Her nose could not be reattached as it couldn't be located..." or "Her nose can't be located, thus surgeons could not reattach it...."

I can only shudder at the thought of what they say during the next outrageous story.  

If the two stories weren't so serious, you almost might chuckle. 

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