skiing atrocities

Discussion in 'English Only' started by NewAmerica, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. NewAmerica

    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
     
  2. Andygc

    Andygc Senior Member

    Devon
    British English
    No. Skiing is the activity of using skis.
     
  3. NewAmerica

    NewAmerica Senior Member

    Mandarin
    Thank you. :idea:
     

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