Thursday, June 09, 2005

Bad choice of words...

Howard commits $8m to prevent suicide

Prime Minister John Howard has stressed the need for business and community groups to play a role in reducing Australia's suicide rate.

Mr Howard made the comment at a charity dinner in Sydney tonight, when he announced the details of the latest suicide prevention funding.

More than $1.5 million of the $8 million has been allocated to projects targeting Aboriginal communities.

Mr Howard says while there has been a downward trend in suicide numbers, more than 2,000 take their own lives each year.

From the ABC.

Couldn't they have used "plegdes" or "promises"? Am I the only one who finds the use of the word "commits" so close to the word "suicide" in a headline slightly wrong?

Listening to: The Velvet Underground - Chronicles


At 6:41 am, Blogger Jessie said...

Good point - I misread it at first.

At 11:30 am, Blogger sikamikanico said...

I pledge $8million if Howard commits suicide.

At 1:04 pm, Blogger Amelia said...

I agree... very insensitive.

At 6:27 pm, Blogger miss wendy said...

leaving politics may help lower the suicide rates! It'd help my lift my emotional perky quotient

At 2:25 pm, Blogger lori said...

bit late for some. better late than never.


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