Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Dec 4 14:56:25 UTC 2006

At 12/4/2006 09:47 AM, JL wrote:
>"Bad guys" was in frequent use during the unpleasantness in SE Asia.
>See HDAS.
>  In a world where "enemy" is a designation that may be fading from
>popular use,

Is George Bush really that unpopular?

(What comes up first for me on Google is the presumtively-official page
quoting him on July 4 of this year.)


>"bad guys" usefully distinguishes such persons from
>friendlier Vietnamese, Iraqis, etc.

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