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Old 18 Sep 2013, 09:18 am
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What constitutes a massacre?

From what I have read its a group of people, animals etc, sometimes the victims are not known.

Just odd that some killings are massacres and some are labeled home invasions where the family is killed? How is that different?

I thought there was a number of people that constituted the term massacre, but there doesn't seem to be, just seems to be thrown around.
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Old 18 Sep 2013, 09:45 am
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It is how and who is using the descriptive word?

The word itself has a broad interpretation.
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Old 18 Sep 2013, 11:54 am
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Well I have seen both used together. But the home invasion tells of what we feel is a last sanctity. We don't feel that our work place is impenetrable. But feel our homes should be. The description is sometimes stated certain ways according to whom we want to avoid offending. But sometimes the act is seen as so horrendous that even that will not cloud the true description. The is the nation of the offended you know.
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Old 18 Sep 2013, 12:51 pm
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What constitutes a massacre?
For the lefties, almost any multiple homicide shooting is described as a massacre. It's what helps them sell fear for their anti-gun movement.

No different than how they now describe nearly any long gun as an assault rifle. The term assault rifle has more emotion/fear attached to it - just like massacre.
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Old 18 Sep 2013, 01:01 pm
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I'm sure we've all heard of we've all heard of massacres in professional sports, even in video games. Just another one of those words that are over-used entirely.

I tend to agree with Louie CK's opinion on the word "awesome"... another one that is used way too much. People use these words to obviously gain attention to their agendas or themselves... apparently many people just want to live in an epic action movie because their real lives are so mundane. I wonder where they all get these ideas in their head from?

verb: massacre; deliberately and violently kill (a large number of people).
synonyms: slaughter, butcher, murder, kill, annihilate, exterminate, execute, liquidate, eliminate, decimate, wipe out, mow down, cut down, put to the sword, put to death;

Come to think of it, I didn't hear that word used at all to describe the Boston bombings... might have been too synonymous with another past event.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Massacre
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The media uses it broadly to grab attention, I just looked it up thinking it had a number.

Kind of like decimate and obliterate, decimate has a percentage/number.
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Old 18 Sep 2013, 01:27 pm
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There is no number and as I suggested it is how the word is used? Try this, a fully armed and capable army expedition was massacre by out numbered odds! They defended themselves and killed many of the attackers yet it was still described as a massacre?
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