Talk:Captain killed as DC-9 cargo jet crashes onto Mexican highway

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Also on the team are technical advisors... (Wording) Tyrol5 (talk) 19:24, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

I would disagree that there is anything wrong with in. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 19:29, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
Personally, I have never heard it used in this manner, but I will trust your judgment. Tyrol5 (talk) 19:34, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
To my ear, "on" sounds much better in this context, so I've changed it accordingly. Feel free to revert if you really disagree though. Tempodivalse [talk] 19:36, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
I don't care enough to revert. Is this some perversity of US English? Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:04, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
I'm sure it is, although it's not my fault. Tyrol5 (talk) 20:10, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Um, not that I know ... I prefer using BrE, actually. I've never seen "in" used in that context, and it just sounds wrong to me, although I can't quote a specific grammar rule for it. Open to other opinions though. Tempodivalse [talk] 20:13, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
I'm not entirely sure where anyone ever blamed you for the language you are lumbered with (US is perhaps the worst subsection of what is already a fairly stupid language; I will never know how people learn this a second language). This article should use US English owing to geographic location, so if this is how they do it over there. To me, the two are interchangable; I may have overexposure to the foreign version to blame for that. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:14, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
Just clarifying that I'm not some sort of grammar misfit. Tyrol5 (talk) 20:39, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
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