[Ads-l] to swarm

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 13 22:08:46 UTC 2015


CNN reports that a Russian jet fighter (I mean, "fighter jet") has
"swarmed" an American spy plane, coming to within ten feet before wising up
and going away.

That's right. It "swarmed" it.

This news was on the crawl rather than from an actual human, so maybe they
just need to reprogram their crawlbot for "English language."

In which "swarm" does not equal "buzz."

JL

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