Wednesday, May 03, 2006

More Police Brutality

To the English language, that is.

The latest atrocity came during a trial when a PC was giving evidence of an attempt to handcuff the suspect, who was struggling wildly. We heard that the PC struck the suspect's leg with his knee, in "a technique that we are taught to disfunction him".

Call me Mr. Picky, but I couldn't let him get away with such a dreadful example of inappropriate verbing.

I shall put 'disfunction' into the Hall of Shame along with 'forensicate' and 'custodise'.

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