Thursday, January 18, 2007

"Gone Missing"

Boy, I hate that phrase.

Why is every newscaster using it now?

What happened to "disappeared"?

One has gone hunting, gone fishing, gone shopping…but gone missing?
Grrrrrrrrrr…I want to scream every time I hear it.

Personally, I hope the phrase, “gone missing” goes missing soon.


  1. I certainly hope that anyone missing...well let's just say that there should ot even have to be a phrase..

  2. Oh, those newscasters and reporters! My pet peeve along those lines is referring to some shady suspect as a gentleman, as in "the gentleman in question was last seen...." Thugs and robbers and muggers are not gentlemen!

    The other phrase that gets me is "he passed", as in "he died." I remember the first time I heard someone use this, I waited for her to finish the sentence. He passed...what? Go? My house? Gas?

    I always think "gone missing" sounds more like slang or the title of a mystery thriller.

  3. Oo, oo, yes - 'gentleman' drives me nuts! Sorry Zoey - gone missing is pretty sappy, too, but calling a molester in handcuffs a 'gentleman' is even worse.

    What's wrong with plain honest terms like woman, man and died, anyway? No, we get 'passed', 'gentleman', 'gone missing' and 'lady' on the overly chummy/folksy news.

    You apparently tapped into some simmering irritation here, Zoey!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  4. LOL PPL want to be 'political correct'?? (they are tooo chicken to tell the truth). The one that curles my toenails is "Good to Go". Where did 'they' come up with that???!!!

  5. every single time I hear, "gone missing" it jangles my nerves. When did this become the appropriate phrase and why??


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