We're all idiosyncratic about language in our own way, and something that hits one person as odd may sound totally normal to another. What about this one?
A caller today thinks a word in a story over the weekend about a car accident should have been changed.
"It says the victim was 'seriously wounded,' but that sounds wrong to me. When I hear 'wounded' I think of a weapon. Shouldn't it have been 'injured?'"
Well, Merriam-Webster says "to wound" is to cause a wound, which is "an injury to the body (as from violence, accident, or surgery) that typically involves laceration or breaking of a membrane (as the skin) and usually damage to underlying tissues."
And injure means "to inflict bodily hurt on" in the literal sense. Here, Merriam-Webster uses the metaphorical sense first, as in to "injure a person's pride."
But again, what sounds wrong to anyone is just that. It's pure subjectivity and fair to question.