Ready, aim…

“Farm organizations gave tens of thousands of dollars to fire sufferers.”

#1, why did it cost so much to fire them?

#2, by what authority did the farmers fire them?

And #3, if they were already suffering, wasn’t it cruel to fire them?

Or, if these were folks who suffered in a fire, how could the sentence be written to guarantee that the meaning isn’t misunderstood?

Especially when a word can be both a noun and a verb, beware.

(Sometimes, it’s not ideal to coin a phrase; better to simply spell it out: victims of the fires, in this case.)

Like many words with multiple meanings, fire can burn ya.

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