You’ll have someone’s eye out with that

Now here’s an interesting use of language and a lesson in the importance of nuance.

It’s a pretty horrendous situation – kids practicing archery resulting in a (much too) near miss with someone’s brain. The text, however, puts an unfortunate slant on it.

“If the arrow had been shot with just a bit more force, it would have come out the back of his head,” said doctors at Jida Hospital in Changchun, eastern China

This paragraph suggests that the doctors didn’t think the shooter fired the arrow with sufficient force and should have tried harder. Well, the Chinese push their athletes to extremes, but this is something else.