[Ads-l] 'Fighter-jet' redux (sorta)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 10 19:55:15 EDT 2017


An amateur reviewer of_Dunkirk_ on IMDb calls Spitfires "fighter jets":

"The fighter jets didn't miss a single enemy and safely touched down on the
sea and beach."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5013056/reviews?filter=hate;filter=hate;start=50

JL

On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 10:03 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Yeah, but "turboprop" is now preferred.
>
> Don't know if there's a technical diff between the two terms.
>
>
> JL
>
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 11:07 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 6:59 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
>> >
>> wrote:
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>> > the
>> > > propellers on ATR's are driven by a jet engine
>> >
>>
>> A "prop-jet," as once was said?
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