Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

She's right, of course... (212.0)

A friend privately messaged to suggest that a word choice in my new article about the Simeon's building being salvageable was unfortunate. I had said the building "is structurally sound, though, thanks to the way the tractor trailer slammed into the building," and she felt "thanks to" implied a certain positivity or good fortune. Since the way the truck entered the building was what killed Amanda, "it seems a bit off," she said.

I replied that she's absolutely right, and recast the sentence a little bit. This has been a very tough tightrope to walk, not least because I have a long connection with the building myself.

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