Ocala Mike wrote:Clips of today's incident:
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Question: When did we stop using the term "freight train?" Is it a "cargo train?" Really?
FWIW, I emailed the Philadelphia Inquirer yesterday and raised that question, as well as kvetching about "set of tracks" for "track," and got the following in return:
"On the first, I tried to see if someone somewhere had decided that in the 2010s we should call these 'cargo trains' but as near as I can tell, it has no use outside of news media, which leads me to suspect its ultimate source is the police. I agree that we should not use it, and have written it into our spellcheck program so that if it comes across the phrase 'cargo train' it will indicate it should be changed to 'freight train.' Of course, not everyone uses spellcheck on every story, but we do what we can. Not much I can do about 'a set of tracks.' That's just dumb. Wish more people cared about trains."
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