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Re: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term - Allan

From: Christopher Allan <cda.nul>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 20:44:06 +0100
Fwd Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 09:53:13 -0400
Subject: Re: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term - Allan

>From: Martin Shough <mshough.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 10:04:22 +0100
>Subject: Re: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term

>>From: James Smith <zeus001002.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 09:30:33 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
>>Subject: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term

>>Who on the List believes that the very term "Fleets" used to
>>describe the Mexican UFO videos is biased and leads the reader
>>to believe the video is of a collection of intelligently
>>controllable vehicles which may at least (though highly
>>unlikely) have origination from contemporary Earth and at most
>>derive from alien (off-world, time travelers, whatever)?

>I do.

Yes, it is a bit suggestive.

After nearly six decades, why is there still no collective noun
for UFOs?

We have a covey of quails, a pride of lions, a gaggle of geese,
a shoal of fish, a murmuration (?) of starlings, etc.

So what is it (or should it be) for UFOs?

By the way, what are the collective noun for

(a) pelicans?

(b) pelicanists?

(c) klasskurtzians?

(d) whistleblowers?

Jerry Clark may be able to help with (b)

Alfred Lehmberg may help with (c).

and Michael Salla may help with (d)


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