has expired/ has been expired

dewylotus

Senior Member
chinese
This video has been expired. ( A propmt from CNN)

Why does it use a passive voice there? Shouldn't it be like "this video has expired"?
 
  • cyberpedant

    Senior Member
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    This is a new one for me. I've never before seen "expired" used this way and it would certainly merit my red pen--although I might have to change my mind, given convincing evidence otherwise.
     

    DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    I've never come across "expire" used transitively in this type of context, either. I wonder if someone has somehow mistranslated it. :confused:
     

    sound shift

    Senior Member
    English - England
    There's a Youtube video beneath which appear the words "This video has been expired" and the CNN logo. The video can no longer be viewed, so perhaps this is Youtube-speak for "This video has been withdrawn", as etb suggested.
     
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