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Paul paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Sat Jan 12 04:08:08 UTC 2008

On the H-war List I have seen a question regarding the military phrase
"Danger Close"  is there a name for convoluted phrases like this or
"Date Certain"?   "Close to danger" and "a certain date" seem, to my
ears, both clearer in meaning and more pleasing to the ear.

Is there a name for these jargonesque phrases?

Paul johnson

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