New Internationalist

The language of war

October 2004
warfare
n. post-conflict reconstruction contract.
insurgent
n. combatant of whom little is known except that they don’t like you.
collateral
adj. dark-skinned and far away.
offshoot
n. friendly fire.
oxymoron
n. smart bomb.
by Mitchell & Richardson

Front cover of New Internationalist magazine, issue 372 This column was published in the October 2004 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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