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Here is an example of the misuse of the word "cooperate." In this video the reporter says "but he won't cooperate so its taser time." This is a misuse of the word cooperate because cooperation means voluntarily working together for a common goal. In this case the student was not leaving voluntarily, and it was not his goal to leave. Instead he was being physically forced to leave.

This is one example of how the English language gets distorted. This example serves as a reminder that we need to question the words people use and how they use them.

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