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Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'

From: Michael Woods <mike.woods.nul>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2007 10:20:14 -0400
Archived: Sat, 06 Oct 2007 11:03:03 -0400
Subject: Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'


>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 18:23:29 EDT
>Subject: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'

>Once again the gnawing problem about the term Flying Saucers is
>bothering me.

Hey Greg,

Not meaning to be a smart-ass, or obtuse, quite possibly I'm
enjoying a certain diminished capacity during some time off
work... and but what exactly _is_ the gnawing problem with the
term flying saucer?

>So if the term Flying Saucers was an error made by the press,
>why do we have reports and pics of saucer shaped aircraft?

Because some are saucer shaped? Maybe for the same reason cars
come in different colors (i.e. personal taste?)

Not all are saucers, (I know you know that), of course. Hello
Phoenix.

>Are any pics prior to Arnold's sighting or any reports of such
>shaped objects prior to Arnold?

Depends on what you accept. Some would argue the Battle of Los
Angeles photo shows a flying saucer.. others would call that
photo a... never mind. Foo fighters could come into play here...
although I thought they were described more as lights than
discs. (Don't flame me too hard if I'm wrong... the memory isn't
what it was and I'm too lazy to back-check)

Flying saucers is as good a generic name for the phenomenon as
any... not all fridges are a Frigidaire. Not all facial tissue
is Kleenex. The reason paid labour is called work was that we
were already calling something else s**t. Personally, I love the
classics, of almost every generation, so I'm a big fan of U.F.O.
It strikes me as direct and accurate. I'm not real keen on
U.A.P... it strikes me as a jaw-breaker conceived by the same
kind of mind that likes sanitation disposal technican over
garbage-man.

Something about a rose by any other name...


Best regards,

Mike Woods




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