Language facepalms

In case you’re wondering just how important it is to communicate clearly, here’s a couple of examples.

“It’s a life-changing event to be injured and die in a car accident.”
Yes, death is life-changing.

“Pedestrians: when you’re driving, try to look out for cyclists.”
Well, if they’re driving, then they’re not pedestrians – and vice versa.

Both these stunning examples were uttered by a Toronto police officer on CBC Radio One News, 1 Sep 2009, as he tried to encourage drivers to be careful.

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