Bulldozer driver killed by unexploded WWII device, police say
A bulldozer driver was killed and 13 others were injured in a western German town Friday after a World War II bomb or mine exploded, police said.If the driver was killed when the bomb exploded, then it certainly isn't "unexploded", is it? I think the word they meant to use was "undiscovered" or perhaps "undetonated." However, owing to the fact that it did, most certainly, explode, we can't really call it "unexploded," can we?
The explosion happened in an industrial area of Euskirchen, near Bonn, at a property used by a construction firm to sort and dispose of rubble. It wasn't immediately clear whether the explosives had long been buried in the ground or had inadvertently been brought to the site in a delivery of demolition waste.
I mean, I know it's unfashionable in this day and age of feelings to worry about silly old outdated concepts like *meaning*, but words do actually mean things. When we ignore those meanings and twist them to our own ends, communication becomes all but impossible.
Or it could just be someone with cranio-rectal inversion...
That is all.