Life imitates the Simpsons

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: “I referred to “man-caused” disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.”

The Pentagon: “This administration prefers to avoid using the term ‘Long War’ or ‘Global War on Terror’ [GWOT.] Please use ‘Overseas Contingency Operation.’ ”

Mr. Burns: “Oh, meltdown. It’s one of those annoying buzzwords. We prefer to call it an ‘unrequested fission surplus.'” (From The Simpsons, Season 3, episode 5, “Homer defined.”)

Cross-posted at Bookworm Room

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