The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Small Victory For The English Language

Thanks to Tony for sending me this:-
Bystander, I don’t know if you watch the forensic drama “The Body Farm” on BBC, but last night a policeman used the word “forensicate”, and the forensic scientist told him there was no such word.

Quite right too, it's a barbarism.

And another thing - I was in a meeting with HMCS civil servants the other day and someone spoke of the 'granularity' of something or other. Now what the hell is that supposed to mean?