skiing atrocities

NewAmerica

Senior Member
Mandarin
I wonder whether "skiing atrocities" can be simply written as "ski atrocities" with the same meaning being kept intact and still being natural in English.

Thanks in advance

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Chomsky might object that to knowingly place the life of a child in jeopardy is unacceptable in any case, but clearly this is not a principle we can follow. The makers of roller coasters know, for instance, that despite rigorous safety precautions, sometime, somewhere, a child will be killed by one of their contraptions. <...................> So do makers of hockey sticks, baseball bats, plastic bags, swimming pools, chain-link fences, or nearly anything else that could conceivably contribute to the death of a child. There is a reason we do not refer to the inevitable deaths of children on our ski slopes as "skiing atrocities."

-Sam Harris' The End of Faith
 
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