Category: Irritating Sloppy Thinking
Perhaps it is too early after the horror to say this, but I hear it every time there is an event of this nature, and I hear it from people who should know better, including national leaders, etc.
Maybe it is a small point but it irritates me to no end to hear people say, “our prayers go out to the families of the victims” or something similar.
Really, you are going to pray to the families of the victims? It is they that need you to pray for them, presumeably to someone powerful like God who can do someting to help them.
Now, if you said, “our prayers go out FOR the families of the victims” it would make sense.