gone parabolic (UNCLASSIFIED)

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Fri Dec 3 04:27:08 UTC 2010

But I now wonder if there's another source of the "gone parabolic" --
the writer first conflated "hyperbole/hyperbolic" (thinking of the
growth as "excessive") with "hyperbola/hyperbolic", and then somehow
chose a different conic section, the parabola?


"Gone ballistic", in that the trajectory of an artillery shell describes a


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