Words don't lie, part II: Perception Analyzer reveals no Jack Kennedys at vice presidential debate (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 3 21:50:30 UTC 2008

My wife's builtin P.A. boggled.

OED defines it as "Bosnian".

(http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bosnjak) and Wikipedia
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosniaks) draw a finer line, in terms of
ethnicity rather than nation of residence.

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 5:27 PM, Mullins, Bill AMRDEC
<Bill.Mullins at us.army.mil> wrote:
> Classification:  UNCLASSIFIED
> Caveats: NONE
> So what did the Perception Analyzer do when Biden referred to residents
> of Bosnia as "Bosniacs"?

m a m

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