Trying and failing get into one of the worlds most hardcore units is failing.
Hmmmm, a sign of the times and changing perspectives.
To older gits like you, me and others, to try and subsequently not succeed was - A fail.
2 x conversations with 2 different ( alleged ) unsuccessful selection attendees - They did not fail ( apparently ) they had personal issues.
The word fail has been consigned to history and replaced with the words '' personal issue '' or some such sh1te.