Interested in Language
Hello guys. I guess most of you have read something about the controversy Mr. Trump made with the Khan family.
"Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has attracted outrage by mocking a dead US Muslim soldier's mother."--BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-36935175
another term for the "dead"
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said in a statement: "This is going to a place where we've never gone before, to push back against the families of the fallen. There used to be some things that were sacred in American politics -- that you don't do -- like criticizing the parents of a fallen soldier even if they criticize you." ----CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/31/po...y-controversy/
It seems bother term are acceptable, since they are used by the mainstream media. But my question is: does "fallen" sound better or more polite in this circumstances than "dead"?
Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Aug-2016 at 13:32. Reason: Enlarged font across the post to make it readable
They are both OK. I would probably use fallen if I were trying to be very polite.