Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In Which I Ignore the Important News of the Day

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I know, I know. There are so many important stories tonight: Spanish Inquisition (Big Movie Man Voice - (tm TRMS AAR) "This time, it's on the right side of justice".), the two journalists being held in North Korea, Cheney, Cheney, Cheney, and that really cool lawyer dude from Gore v. Bush. But I am gonna write about "OCO." Because I am a word nerd.

So, assuming the WH sticks with Overseas Contingency Operation, we will be able to enjoy Rachel's "OCO" for months to come. However, according to Talking Points Memo, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell resists the new terminology.

"Q What's your preferred nomenclature?

MR. MORRELL: I don't really have one....

Q (Off mike) -- GWOT, global war on terror, lumps together an entire -- you know, the entire Muslim faith and an entire region. Do you see that as a concern?

MR. MORRELL: Well, I don't think there's anything in that term that identifies any particular faith or ethnicity. I mean, there are terrorists of all faiths, of all colors, of all races and ethnicities. And so perhaps a better -- another way to refer to it would be, you know, a campaign against extremists who wish to do us harm."

So. CAEWWTDUH. Mr. Morrell's previous post was at the Office of Catch Phrases and Memorable Acronyms.

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1 comment:

  1. Word nerds UNITE! I am quite content with OCO as well! And delighted to have found your site. Keep at it!