When did all the wrecks become “crashes”?
I get several updates on Twitter that tell me about a “crash on I-59,” etc. On the news everyday, we hear about some “car crash” on the highway somewhere.
When I read “crash on I-59,” my mind’s eye envisions an airplane that has made a crash landing on the interstate.
I say wreck. Car wreck, train wreck. Plane crash, yes, because a plane plummets from the sky and crashes to the ground. But it has always been for me car wreck and train wreck. I used to hear “car wreck” from the media too.
When did all the wrecks become crashes?