Military-Speak gone mad

I was watching this History Channel program a while ago and realized that, at least publicly, military officers speak a language that's exactly half technical jargon and half stale cliche. The reason for this, I believe, is that it thoroughly eliminates the possibility of any original thought falling into civilian ears. Everything that comes out of … Continue reading Military-Speak gone mad

War! Or something like that…

So I woke up this morning to the news that we were at war with North Korea. Okay, I'm being hyperbolic, but not as much as you might think. It started with a Twitter message I received from Maui News reporter Ilima Loomis: "Oops! Lanai beach mistakenly evacuated over N. Korean missile threat!" The message … Continue reading War! Or something like that…