October 31, 2007

Words in the mainstream: detainees

Filed under: Politics,words — crcb @ 10:40 pm
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Mood: who cares?

<orwell>Thank goodness we don’t have prisoners at Gitmo (or elsewhere). Prisoners are liable to be mistreated, maybe even tortured, but we’re just hosting some detainees. They’ve been detained. Traffic was heavy, and they’re running late. </orwell>

Even relatively liberal sources, such as NPR, use this word.

Whoever frames the terms of the debate, wins.


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