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I was told by a doctor that, of all the things he does as a general practitioner, sometimes the only thing that pleases him is the mundane job of clearing earwax out of sick ears. multiply – as they say.
It is not related to prescribing or referring, it is not part of some extensive procedure. It was something he could fix with his own hands, right there, right there. Work completed.
In that spirit, if I could get one thing done today in the field of radio, it would be this: I want to end the practice according to which RTÉ News, and indeed other news services, say told us that “the injury is not expected to be life-threatening”.
Most of us are used to this formula, so we hardly even notice that in other reports we are often not told about things that people Not Thinking. Or Not doing. News would be a very, very long show if it insisted on all-inclusiveness Not is happening, as is what is happening.
However, in this life-threatening injury field, they often tell us about the thoughts that people Not having. Or these beliefs do Not exists – in some reports, “trauma is Not believe danger to life “.
I heard it the other day on RTÉ1 – and while I’m happy for the injured side, I feel a bit sorry for the doctors whose efforts have been described this way.
After all, they thought very seriously and trusted this verdict, at least enough to deserve the line: “trauma is not believe danger to life “.
I mean, how hard is that?
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Try it again: “Injury is not believe danger to life “. Or, “Injury is think no danger to life “.
This is stronger and more precise – in fact, sometimes in these newsletters, they put the right words, in the right order. What makes it even more mysterious is that most of the time, they do it the other way around. Wrong way, if you like.
And it’s easy to do the right way – you might say it’s as easy as getting earwax out of someone’s ear, but it’s actually a lot easier than that.
Let us not hear about it anymore.
Now that we’ve fixed that, we can easily accept that there are some things we can never put right – now a routine matter for the top news programmes. our to speak in a completely serious tone about Fianna Fail’ thinking in “or Sinn Féin” thinking in”.
Last Monday, Irish Morning had interviewers in Mullingar and Dublin’s Docklands respectively, to speak with party leaders at their ‘thinking’.
While these setups tend to reinforce the feeling that the politicians and those who cover them are all part of the same extended family, I realize that will never change.
I suppose it just seems more interesting that even the politicians themselves can see the softer side of ‘thinking’, culminating in when, Fianna Fáil frontman Brian Cowen, wakes up. late at night singing and posing in a hotel in Galway. And then it sounds a bit tired Irish Morningwhich some find unsettling.
Perhaps in these times of fear we could do with a few more disturbances.
In real life, there is an important item on Newstalk’s The Home Show with Sinead Ryan – an interview with photographer Ruth Medjber about her trip in a camping van. Indeed, campervanning is now a movement that in itself deserves annual ‘thought sessions’ covered by the mainstream media.
Ruth Medjber bought her old van on ‘push’ after years of deliberation – she was in a serious accident while riding her bike and hit a tree, sustaining a non-threatening injury to life. But only because she was wearing a helmet.
So she found her way to the simple pleasures of getting behind the wheel of a van and feeling this deep sense of relaxation with the prospect of going anywhere she wanted.
It reminded her of the times she was assigned as a photographer touring with rock’n’roll bands, enjoying campervan-style conditions.
Of course these days touring with rock’n’roll bands can be a little safer. You can still experience injuries, but usually they’re supposed to not…you know yourself.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/radio/radio-review-sometimes-newsreaders-use-the-right-words-in-the-right-order-but-not-always-41994663.html Radio review: Sometimes news readers use the right words in the right order – but not always