[Ads-l] _overshoot_ a strange term or one strangely used?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 8 03:42:52 UTC 2020

NYT Online:

... the plane “overshot” the runway ...

Why is _overshot_ in quotes? Isn't that the standard term?
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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