NASCAR » Kurt Busch loses crew chief - and temper

Steve Addington has quit Penske Racing where he was Kurt Busch's crew chief, as more end-of-season changes were also announced at Roush Fenway and Earnhardt-Ganassi.

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fritz - Unregistered

November 23, 2011 2:09 PM

the author is unnamed. this is never good, but it is bad in this case because the author chooses to characterize penskes short statement as a 'terse' statement, implying some negative emotion. this is a mischaracterization of a short statement. the author erred in using it, his editor erred in allowing it and crashnet erred by publishing it. short does not equal terse.

Motorsport fan - Unregistered

November 23, 2011 6:06 PM

According to the OED, terse simply means 'sparing in the use of words, abrupt'. Other dictionaries suggest 'using few words, devoid of superfluity' and 'brief and to the point, effectively concise' so it's hard to argue that the use of the word here isn't in fact precisely accurate and that any negative connotation is therefore the reader's own.

That said, it does seem a rather pointedly blunt statement from Penske to my ears...

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