May I just point out that it really is completely ludicrous that something that's designed for the sole purpose of hitting things:
Sea sparrow surface-to-air.
should be called a MISSile?
Some more missiles. Photo by Luluhenryc.
Word To Use Today Even Though It's Silly: missile. This word comes from the Latin word mittere, to send. This means that missile could easily have been a mittile, which would have been slightly less bonkers. Though, admittedly, slightly more dull.