ok what about folk who use murdering when talking about blacking out cars and bikes ? ive seen more than one JOURNALIST refer to a bike as being murdered out
what's this? two wrongs make a right?
its quite clear what i mean
oh wait - abuse is serious too
It can be yes. But 'abuse' has the meaning Use (something) to bad effect or for a bad purpose; misuse so clearly has multiple meanings / uses.
rape1 /reɪp/ ♫
▶ noun [mass noun]
The crime, typically committed by a man, of forcing another person to have sexual intercourse with the offender against their will: he denied two charges of rape | [count noun] he had committed at least two rapes.
• archaic the abduction of a woman, especially for the purpose of having sexual intercourse with her: the Rape of the Sabine Women.
The wanton destruction or spoiling of a place: the rape of the countryside.
▶ verb [with obj.]
(especially of a man) force (another person) to have sexual intercourse with the offender against their will.
Spoil or destroy (a place): timber men doubt the government's ability to ensure the forests are not raped.
Stop being oversensitive, back to the topic in question.