PPP "retrofit"

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Wed Nov 5 20:18:39 UTC 2008

See my post
for another example:

"The tactics developed by the SERE programs were part of the protocol for
defensive training of military personnel in case of enemy capture; however,
after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, they were _retrofit_ to
be part of the arsenal of offensive tactics to elicit information from
military personnel or civilians considered as enemies." (Philip Zimbardo,
_The Lucifer Effect_, 2007, p. 253)

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 3:03 PM
Subject: PPP "retrofit"

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> Heard on  the Weather Channel:
> "Between now and the time that these [approaches to the Golden Gate
> Bridge] get _retrofit_ is about ten years."
> I'd say "get _retrofitted_." But then, I also say "shitted, fitted,
> pitted," etc.
> -Wilson
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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