Sunday, February 13, 2005

On inundation and gentility and medical malpractice

In this story, mostly about the pending medical malpractice reform bills, the word choices caught my eye.

For one thing, it says of Winchester and surrounding parts that "the area is inundated with frivolous claims", but goes on to say there are not many of them.

Also, it quotes a local lawyer as saying "the practice of law in my region is much more gentile." I think the lawyers in Southwest Virginia are mostly gentile, and in addition some of the Gentiles are genteel.

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