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Offline BradC

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"... injuries were so severe they were incompatible with life." = Their injuries were so severe that the patient died.

This reads to me more like "the person died, and there was nothing we could have done" but spelled out more clearly.

It was actually explained fairly well in an associated news piece. It specifically means the injuries were such that there was no chance of any form of resuscitation succeeding, therefore no further medical treatment was attempted. Different to attempting CPR for half an hour while they were transported to hospital and pronounced DOA.

Basically what SL4P said.
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On the subject of odd words, I've recently noticed a lot of use of the word survivor, when they actually mean victim. In my opinion, surviving something implies that others didn't survive.
 

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On the subject of odd words, I've recently noticed a lot of use of the word survivor, when they actually mean victim. In my opinion, surviving something implies that others didn't survive.

Althought the survivor sounds very bad , certain it is clarifier , we always know that he or she is lived.  On change , when the journalists use the word "victim" we never can know the true victim's states.
The victim may be dead, injured, raped, lived,dismembered, even the victim might be on various states on both same time. Such as the Schrödinger's paradox.
 

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The victim may be dead, injured, raped, lived,dismembered, even the victim might be on various states on both same time. Such as the Schrödinger's paradox.
Or the "victim" may simply "offended" because they are too stupid to understand their own language.
For example:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controversies_about_the_word_%22niggardly%22#David_Howard_incident

I just watched a few of his interviews, he seems to be an intellegent man. Wonder why I haven't heard of him?
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Quote from: AcHmed99 on Today at 13:18:20


>Quote from: rdl on Yesterday at 20:15:58
Dr. Benjamin Carson on Political Correctness: "PC is a Bad Thing"



I just watched a few of his interviews, he seems to be an intellegent man. Wonder why I haven't heard of him?



He also happens to be a young earth creationist, anti abortion, climate change denier, to name just a few of his other qualities.  Sort of puts a damper on his anti PC qualities, for me at least  :)
 

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The first one is just nonsense. I'll pay that one.
No, it is not. It is a liability issue. They are careful about avoiding pronouncing a cause-effect relationship between the injuries and the patient's death.
It's also a case of not saying 'what appears' to have happened - because it may upset some people if the statement says "the riders were flipped over and trapped in the mechanical conveyor system, causing amputations and horrific injuries"  (apologies to those offended) but it's necessary to 'tone it down' in the wider media, because many people are shocked by lambs, teddy bears and golliwogs nowadays, and would rather not know the details.

(But we have a choice of Trump -or- Clinton in the USA)
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Quote from: AcHmed99 on Today at 13:18:20


>Quote from: rdl on Yesterday at 20:15:58
Dr. Benjamin Carson on Political Correctness: "PC is a Bad Thing"



I just watched a few of his interviews, he seems to be an intellegent man. Wonder why I haven't heard of him?



He also happens to be a young earth creationist, anti abortion, climate change denier, to name just a few of his other qualities.  Sort of puts a damper on his anti PC qualities, for me at least  :)

You mean a hipocrit then?
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That could easily be interpreted to be a child who has committed a sexual offence.
But practically never is interpreted that way.
 

Offline Cerebus

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That could easily be interpreted to be a child who has committed a sexual offence.
But practically never is interpreted that way.

Sadly not true. I'm aware of some quite well known cases in the UK and the US. So, hardly ever, but sometimes.
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