Monday, June 28, 2010

What did they really mean?

Associated Press story of 6/29/2010. Reporting the Germany-England soccer match, the reporter wrote "...a match which hinged on a bad referee's decision."

I can't imagine why the World Cup would hire a bad referee. Did they know he was a "bad" referee when they hired him? If so, surely that is ground for some sort of international protest.

I would like to think they hire only good referees, any of whom might make a bad decision.

Those who write for general public consumption must exercise caution in the use of the language. Otherwise, the public might be led astray.

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