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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Hittiles: a rant.

May I just point out that it really is completely ludicrous that something that's designed for the sole purpose of hitting things:

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Sea sparrow surface-to-air.
 
should be called a MISSile?

Thank you.

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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.

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