Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!) (lynxreign) wrote,
Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!)

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Pay attention to what you say

I was listening to BBC Radio the other day and they were interviewing a Canadian spokesperson about the mission in Iraq. He was talking about when they're leaving and what they've gone through while there. At one point he said, and I'm estimating the "44", but the rest is accurate.

"We've had 44 casualties and one diplomat".

So they had 44 people killed and one person was turned into a diplomat? Or do diplomats not count as people? I understand he was trying to point out that not only soldiers were killed, but what an odd phrasing to use.

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