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Prison “escapee”?

08 Jun

Search Google News for “prison escapee” and you will get results from everywhere in the world. But is the use of “escapee” really correct?

Someone who employes a person at a company is called an “employER”. A person who is employed by the employer is called an “employEE”. Applying this logic to escapes: Someone who escapes a person at a prison is called an “escapER”. A person who is escaped by the escaper is called an “escapEE”.

Seems to me the guys who recently escaped from the Upstate NY prison should be called ESCAPERS not ESCAPEES: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Killers-remain-free-Sunday-after-Dannemora-prison-6312411.php

Search Google News for “prison escapers” and you will get no relevant results and Google suggesting that you search “prison escapee”.

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Posted by on June 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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