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22 Oct 2006, 9:38 am

In the light of certain information which has just reached me, the following is possible,
as a conversation for tomorrow.

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"What shall we have?"

"There's so much choice! A Bunker Buster or two, almost certainly.
I saw some Daisy Cutters, but they were packaged up with Depth Charges and Scatter Bombs."

"You could start with Fire and Brimstone and work your way up to the Wrath of the Gods."

"... or even Armageddon following an Apocalypse Barrage, yes, I know."

"There's always Total Annihilation..."

"That seems a bit much. Bomb Factory Mines and a Missile Attack?"

"Did you notice..."

"I hadn't, till you pointed it out. Now that sounds a little different.
Let's go for a Satanic Desecration or two."

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Yes, there is a moderately sensible context.
These are all types of fireworks on the circular included in my local paper this week.

When I use a word it tends to mean something. But are these just labels without content? But they have clearly been picked for their connotation value... but without thought as to what that seems to imply... Oh well, I'm having to adjust to the NT world, again.




Proof of these names can be found at
http://www.brightstaruk.com/index.cfm?zID=9&zMID=43
But turn the noisy header off!



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22 Oct 2006, 9:46 am

That's NT bullshit in general and bad anglosaxon commercial in special. You can buy the same rockets here, but we would never give them such ridiculous names. Here they're called Chrysanthemum Rocket, Golden Burst, Crackling Silver or something like that.

If they sold dynamite and TNT or C4 the names would be appropriate, but they don't, so they aren't.


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22 Oct 2006, 10:19 am

Now, I wonder how long it will be before someone decides that those sound like WMDs.


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22 Oct 2006, 12:41 pm

The British can be queer folk sometimes................ :wink: :lol:


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22 Oct 2006, 12:58 pm

Scrapheap wrote:
The British can be queer folk sometimes................ :wink: :lol:


Only sometimes?

Well, we have been commemorating/celebrating the gunpowder plot for 401 years, so it's not surprising that customs have wandered strangely.



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22 Oct 2006, 1:08 pm

Litigious wrote:
That's NT bull**** in general and bad anglosaxon commercial in special. .


Thank you. That's about how I saw it. I'm glad it isn't totally my warped perceptions.


I can imagine that trying to describe each firework as different from the next is a bit of a strain, but this ad did seem over-the-top.



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22 Oct 2006, 1:43 pm

Emettman wrote:
Scrapheap wrote:
The British can be queer folk sometimes................ :wink: :lol:


Only sometimes?

Well, we have been commemorating/celebrating the gunpowder plot for 401 years, so it's not surprising that customs have wandered strangely.


True.


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