kinetic AND killing people and breaking things

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Thu May 5 03:27:22 UTC 2011

Now on Visual Thesaurus, a history of the military meaning of "kinetic",
including "kinetic event" as the ADS Most Euphemistic word of 2010,
1980s-vintage terms such as "kinetic energy weapon" and "kinetic kill
vehicle", and a soldier giving "killing people and breaking things" as a
synonym for "kinetic". Thanks again for the input of members of this list on
"killing people and breaking things".

Neal Whitman
Email: nwhitman at

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