On small language issues vs. big-picture issues
apocalypsesunshine says: If you’re interested in what’s happening in Syria, this is good. That said, I find it mildly disturbing that they refer to it as a recap of sorts, as I identify recaps with entertainment media. Pop culture, stop infiltrating absolutely everything.
» SFB says: Recap is a synonym of “summary,” and it’s useful when writing not to keep repeating phrases. To just make a point on this, sort of a general thought on these types of comments, which we seem to get a lot: If we treat every phrase like a loaded word, we miss out on the big picture. Let’s consider the full context instead of the semantics. — Ernie @ SFB