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Posted By: Jos
15-Dec-20 - 08:46 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
That reference to 'assassination' reminds me of a day some years ago when, listening to BBC Radio 3, I heard a news summary reporting that someone had been 'shot and killed'.
Later that day, Radio 4 reported that he had been 'shot dead'.
Later still, I heard on another station (either Radio 1 or a commercial channel, I can't remember which) that the man had been 'gunned down'.