after Conn. train crash, 5 critical, 1 very critical
That's a headline in todays Washington Post. Can't blame the headline writer too much because the lead of the story states that, indeed, some were "critically" injured and others were "very critically" injured. Then again, what are editors/headline writers for, if not to make sure stories are accurate and language is precise?
There's not a heckuva lot more to say, really. No one was fatally injured, I'm happy to say. There was very critically serious injury, though, to the English language.