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Thread #132499   Message #4070538
Posted By: leeneia
02-Sep-20 - 07:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
I have a relative rather near a big fire in California, so I'm keeping tabs on it. Fortunately, it seems to be waning, and evacuation orders have been lifted.

Today Calfire reported that "Fire personnel resources are beginning to return to their respected Units or reassigned to other incidents."

I don't like it that living, breathing firefighters are referred to as "fire personnel resources." These are people.

I say let's forgive them for mixing up "respected" and "respective." Calfire people are probably exhausted by now.