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    hardest hit causalities

    I'm having trouble understanding the following in red. Especially I'm not sure why the word "causalities" is used there. Please paraphrase them more easily.

    Two of the hardest hit causalities of American society are the homeless and the solitary elderly. The Lifeline concept aims to help both simultaneously, or to be more exact, to enable them to help each other.

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    Re: hardest hit causalities

    Casualty | Define Casualty at Dictionary.com

    It's a mistake. "Casualties" is the intended word.

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    Re: hardest hit causalities

    My God!

    Thank you.

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    Re: hardest hit causalities

    "Casualties" is by far the more common word of the two and it fits naturally in that sentence. If you hadn't asked and made me look closely I would have never noticed they used the wrong word.

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    Re: hardest hit causalities

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Casualties" is by far the more common word of the two and it fits naturally in that sentence. If you hadn't asked and made me look closely I would have never noticed they used the wrong word.
    I didn't notice when I first read it. I read 'casualties', and thought that unpakwon was being unusually dense. Sorry, unpakwon.

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    Re: hardest hit causalities

    Terhes taht tnhig wehre you can raed jsut abuot any wrod if the frist and lsat lerttes are rghit.

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    Re: hardest hit causalities

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Terhes taht tnhig wehre you can raed jsut abuot any wrod if the frist and lsat lerttes are rghit.
    Taht tnhig is I believe officially recognized as chunking.

    None of us would ever be able to read as fast as we do without resorting to this trick, nor would musicians be able to sight-read music. However blissful chunking is it also has its downsides in that it leads to all the typos.

    Chunking leads to disasters when implemented in listening to our better halves.

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