Ron butters ronbutters at AOL.COM
Sat Jan 21 18:42:51 UTC 2012

Don't they have bomb shelters left over from the 50s?

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On Jan 21, 2012, at 12:15 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU> wrote:

> It's the latest (or is it the last?) of the paranoid "-er" groups:
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> http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/21/us-usa-civilization-collapse-idUSTRE80K0LA20120121
> When Patty Tegeler looks out the window of her home overlooking the
> Appalachian Mountains in southwestern Virginia, she sees trouble on
> the horizon.
> "In an instant, anything can happen," she told Reuters. "And I firmly
> believe that you have to be prepared."
> Tegeler is among a growing subculture of Americans who refer to
> themselves informally as "preppers." Some are driven by a fear of
> imminent societal collapse, others are worried about terrorism, and
> many have a vague concern that an escalating series of natural
> disasters is leading to some type of environmental cataclysm.
> ---
> --bgz
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> Ben Zimmer
> http://benzimmer.com/
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