A bit of current military jargon

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 28 02:00:57 UTC 2010

Ah, I needed to re-read this one. Here's a spot where the split infinitive
would come in really handy: "... when the goal is to not impart information"
-- as opposed to, say, "when imparting information is not the goal".

m a m

On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 6:18 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Senior officers say [that MS PowerPoint] does come in handy when the
> goal is not imparting information, as in briefings for reporters.
> The news-media sessions often last 25 minutes, with 5 minutes left at
> the end for questions from anyone still awake. Those types of
> PowerPoint presentations, Dr. Hammes said, are known as “_hypnotizing
> chickens_.”
> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/world/27powerpoint.html?src=tp
> -Wilson

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