13 March 2013

Will Save Lives

I'm getting really totally fed up with the rubric that

Doing A will save X lives

Just this morning the Daily Telegraph has given us

Minimum alcohol pricing would save lives, says Tory MP

FFS, once and for all ... NO IT WILL NOT!


Let's get this one straight — for better or worse, none of us is immortal, hence lives cannot be saved.

What you mean is: Doing A may postpone X deaths. Which is rather different, innit.

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