Did anybody watch ABC news tonite?
They were talking about the wackjob that got caught on the European
train a couple days ago.
They showed a photo of an AK-47 and a bunch of magazines and called them
This is on national network news....
Has the definition of "Cartridge" changed? Or is this right up there
with some moron-who-claims-to-be-a-journalist calling a twin-rotor
Chinook a "Huey"?
Only thing that bothers me more than that is knowing that nobody is
going to call them on it.
On Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:14:09 -0400, FromTheRafters
And the real mystery is that since those guns are illegal there how in
the world did that guy have one plus all that illegal ammunition!!!
Doesn't he know that making guns illegal means criminals can't have
"He [Ayoub El-Khazzani] said he found it in the park which is just next
to the Midi Station in Brussels, where he often sleeps with other
Damn, I'm going to have to look around parks more often. A halfway
decent non-selective fire AK was going for $500 last time I looked.
Considering Europe appears to be awash in illegal immigrants one has to
assume bringing in their toys with them isn't difficult.
Indeed. I surely didn't mean to imply that inanimate objects act on
their own. However, in the hands of a skilled attacker a lot of people
could have been killed had the quick thinking heroes not acted when
Which reminds me. Between a year ago and about 3 years ago the local
news, every time there was some shooting, got all breathless and
reported how "Joe blow, or the police, or a bystander was CAUGHT IN
THE CROSSFIRE". They even slapped up "CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE" with a
set of cross hairs by the blood red letters as the overlay on the
screen for teh news stories. EVERY shooting had someone CAUGHT IN THE
CROSSFIRE. I finally emailed them saying they ought to look up the
meaning of the word crossfire since they didn't seem to know what it
meant. Hadn't given it much thought till now but it was fairly soon
after I emailed them that their stupid "Caught in the crossfire"
nonsense died down and they never say it at all anymore.
In alt.home.repair, on Sun, 23 Aug 2015 18:57:09 -0700, Ashton Crusher
Not as good an example, but the only one I've got, is the use of
epicenter. It means, iirc, that spot on land that is above the center
of an earthquake. But the news uses it to mean center, on the theory
that the more syllables the better. Compare with medication,
methodology, and others.
: center 2a, b, c <the epicenter of world finance>
Examples of EPICENTER
<by continually reinventing itself, Las Vegas has managed to remain
a national epicenter for entertainment>
Most dictionaries will accept the goat behind door 2.
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