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PlanetOfGiants
Posted: Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:26:51 PM

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On BBC Radio 4 this morning (02 May 20121) a rabbi described one of the victims of the Israeli crush as "bereaved"

Surely to be bereaved you have to be alive, not deceased.
thar
Posted: Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:36:11 PM

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Yes, the deceased has died. The bereaved has lost someone.
But you can be a victim (be involved) and be bereaved.
Normally you talk about victims (directly involved) and bereaved (related to victims who died)
Maybe a misuse of words, maybe a careful usage and those they were referring to were still alive.
PlanetOfGiants
Posted: Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:49:50 PM

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Decide for yourself, here's the program link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000vnzn
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:35:07 PM

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PlanetOfGiants wrote:
Decide for yourself, here's the program link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000vnzn


It’s a misuse of the word from someone speaking live on the radio without a script.
When people speak in real life without time to gather their thoughts sometimes they make little slips.
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