Linguistics

Reading the transcript of the ‘friendly fire’ incident released today, I hung my head at the exchange:
"Yeah, this sucks."
"We’re in jail, dude."

Hmm. Having to work late "sucks". Banging your foot "sucks". Having a friend go home early from the pub "sucks". Killing and injuring colleagues is a horrific tragedy. It does not "suck".

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