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Old August 6th, 2009, 09:58 PM
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The problem is that the word "fall" does decribe the action of descending through the air, but it also implies a lacjk of personal responsibility for what happned.

Subsequent reports say she very likely "jumped" before she "fell" so those of us who really care about accuracy find a world of difference between the two words.

I prefer that news reports use the term "went overboard" - even though it is also a vague term at least it doesn't imply there was something faulty about the ship.
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