Monday, February 27, 2017

Overinflated language about the ‘Best Picture’ mix-up at the 2017 Oscars TV show

Last night there was temporary confusion about who won the Oscar for Best Picture. That’s what sometimes happens on live television. It got sorted out though. Today’s Washington Post article about it was titled The minute-by-minute breakdown of the shocking ‘Moonlight’/’La La Land best picture mix-up.

But over at Pundit Wire Charles Crawford instead used the overinflated title Oscars Disaster – What Exactly Went Wrong? I certainly wouldn’t call that a disaster, which Merriam-Webster defines as:

“A sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss or destruction.”

A disaster is an event like when the New York Daily News reported on January 1, 2013 that Survivors recall terror after bus crash in Oregon’s Blue Mountain range kills 9.

The image of the Dennis the Menace TV show came from Wikimedia Commons.

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