V-I Day

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Fri Apr 11 02:12:55 UTC 2003


   William Safire's NEW YORK TIMES column (above) today is titled "Jubilant
V-I Day."  That's for "Victory over/in Iraq."  OED has both "VE" (Europe) and
"VJ" (Japan).  It's a good thing we don't have to declare victory over
   Google Groups shows that Safire didn't come close to coining it.  "V-I
Day" has been used not only recently, but also in 1991 during the first Gulf
    Let's see, if we beat Iran, that would be called...

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