I haven’t seen someone slain in the newspapers since November 1963 when the Durham Morning Herald had the headline, “President Is Slain”.  I remember that headline to this day.

Slain is a simple word that carries a lot of violence.

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Rock Chef said...

You are right - I hadn't really thought about it but it is much more violent that plain old "killed", or even "murdered"!

Unknown said...

I thought slain was a combination of sleet and rain.

Judy said...

Phfrankie, you are funny! Yes it does sound terrible to say slain. I hope I am never Slain!