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Re: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term - Ledger

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 11:27:39 -0300
Fwd Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 17:29:31 -0400
Subject: Re: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term - Ledger


>From: Christopher Allan <cda.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 20:44:06 +0100
>Subject: Re: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term

>>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)

I see a hornet's nest, I can't help pushing a stick into it.
So just to be helpful, how about, "...an invasion of UFOs."


Don Ledger




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