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Naming names for things

Want to read a great piece of writing?  Timothy Noah has written (as he so often does) a fine piece for Slate about the Pentagon term "kinetic."  Full disclosure: I've spent so much time in the last 10 years around the armed forces, I now find myself using the term to describe an armed conflict. Noah quotes the great Frank Mankiewicz in order to make his point -- and if you love words, especially euphemisms, you'll love his column.

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