Sunday, April 20, 2008

Summed up

This encapsulates the abuse of language that has polluted our world. Emphasis added:

The report, by the all party parliamentary group on dementia, has found that elderly people are routinely being prescribed antipsychotic drugs to make the lives of carers easier, despite evidence that they are of little benefit to the patient and have potentially lethal side effects.

1 comment:

dearieme said...

By the customary rules of English, the author of those words has said that carers are of little benefit to the patient and have potentially lethal side effects.

True, no doubt, but perhaps not intended.