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Funny Edit:

I'm going over an edited draft, and I see the word "nondeadly" was changed to ... "undeadly." Somehow I think the revised version would bring up mental images that the author did not intend.

(Seriously, if "nondeadly" is inapt, and it may well be, "nonlethal" is the better alternative.)

OrinKerr:
Sweet.
5.14.2007 7:19pm
Bruce Lagasse (mail):
On Buffy The Vampire Slayer, she once remarked that a politically correct designation for a vampire might be "undead-American."
5.14.2007 7:50pm
Ash Williams (mail):
I'll show those Deadites and Kandarian Demons my boomstick! Hail to the King, baby!
5.14.2007 7:52pm
Richard Campbell (mail):
I thought that "less lethal" was the industry preferred term?

See Jane's LLW Conference?
5.14.2007 8:16pm
anonVCfan:
I suppose it depends on what you were writing about....
5.14.2007 9:14pm
JoeHall (www):
Well, I've been hiding this idea for a project for too long... a friend, who will remain nameless, and I thought of a great faux-casebook called "The Law of the Undead" or "The Unlaw of the Undead" and it would cover silly fictional cases and hypotheticals taken from zombie movies (it could actually be made to be significantly educational if the precedent cited was real, etc. ... but fake precedent would be a hoot too). Alas, my nameless friend and I are too busy and work in areas too different than this to justify the investment. We release the idea to the Internets and offer to review any efforts.
5.14.2007 10:23pm
NickM (mail) (www):
That edit was double-plus ungood.

Nick
5.15.2007 12:41am
Dave Hardy (mail) (www):
Well, I've been hiding this idea for a project for too long... a friend, who will remain nameless, and I thought of a great faux-casebook called "The Law of the Undead" or "The Unlaw of the Undead" and it would cover silly fictional cases and hypotheticals taken from zombie movies (it could actually be made to be significantly educational if the precedent cited was real, etc.

Between wrongful death and wrongful life, this treatise could find an excellent niche!
5.15.2007 2:49am
markm (mail):
Richard Campbell: I thought that "less lethal" was the industry preferred term?

If this was about Tasers (or something of the sort), "less lethal" is more accurate and far less likely to result in a huge verdict against the manufacturer when someone dies after being Tasered. But the cops using probably still thought of it as nonlethal...
5.15.2007 10:09am
Some dude:
Brrraaaains...
5.15.2007 11:27am
TribalPundit (W&M 0L) (mail) (www):
anonVCfan has a good point. We lack the proper context to decide what the best term would be. If the case involves Haiti or New Orleans then anything goes.
5.15.2007 11:41am
TheGoodReverend (mail) (www):
What was the editor thinking? Probably that un- and non- are synonyms, and that undead is a word because it beats a spell checker but that nondead is not a word because it doesn't. But un- and non- aren't equivalent, and of all the flaws in spell checkers their inability to cope with prefixes and suffixes might come up most often.
5.15.2007 12:32pm