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ImpStarDuece
06-21-2004, 05:07 AM
Im wondering if anyone else has noticed this? (or though it was even worth posting about http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)

The word 'pacific' means 'peaceful' or 'placid'. I think it was Ferdinand Magellan who named it the Pacific Ocean.

So should we rename PF "Peaceful Fighters"?

Anyone else got any good oxymorons? Only one i can tihnk of was Millitary intelligence, which is really kind lame. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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ImpStarDuece
06-21-2004, 05:07 AM
Im wondering if anyone else has noticed this? (or though it was even worth posting about http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)

The word 'pacific' means 'peaceful' or 'placid'. I think it was Ferdinand Magellan who named it the Pacific Ocean.

So should we rename PF "Peaceful Fighters"?

Anyone else got any good oxymorons? Only one i can tihnk of was Millitary intelligence, which is really kind lame. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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Luftwaffle
06-21-2004, 01:10 PM
Then what would we call the Pacific War? Pretty much that is what the war between Japan and the US is called.


It sounds pretty silly.....Peaceful War :-)

Chuck_Older
06-21-2004, 03:02 PM
When used in this context, the word "Pacific" ceases to be a modifier and becomes a name, ie: a noun.

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ImpStarDuece
06-21-2004, 07:15 PM
I know, it was very late at night (im in Australia) and i just thought it was a little odd. One of those things that is funny at 3am and not nearly as funny in the light of day. Besides 'East Asian Greater Co-Prosperity Sphere Fighters" doesn't exactly roll off the tounge does it.

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DuxCorvan
06-23-2004, 04:43 PM
Bored, mmmm? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Turkey_Lurkey
06-24-2004, 05:59 AM
Hmmm...
Friendly fire?

I think old CV Claus said - 'War is a continuation of state policy by other means'

Ruy Horta
06-24-2004, 01:42 PM
SMART BOMB

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