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Re: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term - Weber

From: William Weber <wweber1.nul>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 17:37:53 -0400
Fwd Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 10:19:44 -0400
Subject: Re: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term - Weber


>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To:  ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 11:27:39 -0300
>Subject: Re: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term

>>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."

If I had my choice, it'd be "anti-Christian, activist dots."


Bill



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