[Ads-l] "casualty"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 27 06:31:46 EST 2020


James Gagliano, former FBI Special Agent, on CNN a moment ago:

"Thankfully there were [only] three injuries in this, but no casualties.
Nobody was killed during this blast."

JL

On Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 12:08 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Of course he said "fifty-three" hospitalized.
>
> JL
>
> On Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 11:56 AM, Jonathan Lighter
> <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The mayor of Orlando officially announces "fifty casualties and
> > forty-three hospitalized."
> >
> > A few minutes later a CNN anchor describes the crime as "grievious."
> >
> > And just after that, a former CIA officer analyzes the situation
> > "from an intelligence optic."
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 10:06 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> >> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> >> Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> >> Subject:      Re: "casualty"
> >>
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> >>
> >> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:56 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> wounded in action
> >>
> >>
> >> A.K.A. "WIA." I wonder WTF happened to "KIA" - "killed in action" - such
> >> that a foreign company can sell tens of thousands of cars bearing the
> >> marque, "KIA," with no problem?
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> -Wilson
> >> -----
> >> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> >> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> >> -Mark Twain
> >>
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> truth."
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