July 28, 2005

The Real Culprits

Tim Blair notes an interesting turn of phrase in The Age:

On July 7 three trains and a bus in London killed 56 people - including the four suspected suicide bombers - and wounded 700.
(via Norm.) Posted by Dr. Frank at July 28, 2005 11:26 PM | TrackBack

Trains don't kill people. People kill people.

Posted by: Max at July 29, 2005 03:29 PM

Took me a moment to see what was weird. Is it wrong that it made me laugh?

Posted by: Megan at July 29, 2005 04:25 PM

Trains are blameless, holy creatures.

Posted by: byrneout at July 29, 2005 05:44 PM

When you outlaw trains, only outlaws will use trains.

Posted by: BV at July 30, 2005 02:46 PM

To my shame I had to read that three times to get what the problem was: absolutely no attempt to get to the root cause of why trains and buses would want to behave in such a way.

Posted by: KevinG at July 30, 2005 10:35 PM

This line seems to be straight out of a Douglas Adams book.

Posted by: Manda Magpie at August 1, 2005 03:03 PM

Nah, I'm straight out of a Douglas Adams book and I found it to be "mostly harmless". They did get all worked up when I stole a little train once, it was called the something-or-other Oriental. They kept clammmering on something about needing to be on time while they were staring at oddly enough non-digital watches.

Posted by: Zaphod at August 1, 2005 11:54 PM

What if they meant the band Train killed 56 people? That would make more sense. Because, much like a suicide bomber, they blow.

Posted by: mike at August 6, 2005 09:25 PM