Oldster's View

Fight Against Maturity

Pet Peeve, one of many incorrect uses in newspaper reports and on TV news.

Begin rant:

It seems to me that even “journalists” should have to adhere to correct word usage. Here’s one of the most common misuses of a word:

“…were killed after being struck by falling building parts…”

“After?” Really? They weren’t killed “when” the falling building parts struck them? If it truly was “after” then what killed them?

End rant.

May 11, 2011 Posted by | Illiterat news reporters | 3 Comments