Pages

Jump to bottom

3 comments

1 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Dec 22, 2012 7:21:33pm

I hate it when someone says 'battleship' when they are trying to say 'warship'.

/Language pet peeve

2 lostlakehiker  Sat, Dec 22, 2012 9:34:56pm

While we're on the topic of misused words, what China has racheted up is the tension, perhaps. Or the pressure. But the right word here isn't "aggression". China has not invaded anybody recently. China has not shot up anybody's shipping, or forced down a plane, or boarded shipping in international waters.

When Argentina reiterates its view of who owns the Falkland islands, that, of itself, is not aggression. When Argentina sent troops into the Falklands, that was.

Let us hope that China continues to see the wisdom of letting a winning streak ride. Her peaceful path to prosperity has, without any particular effort, led her to a position of preeminent military strength in the region. China faces no threats*. Her borders and shipping lanes are secure, no immigration problems, no blockades or even embargoes in the offing.

*Except climate change, and there, China is her own worst enemy.

3 wheat-dogghazi  Sun, Dec 23, 2012 3:14:11am
While we're on the topic of misused words, what China has racheted up is the tension, perhaps. Or the pressure. But the right word here isn't "aggression".

That was my reaction, too. Consider the source of the article, though: the Times of India. It's overstating the case, but maybe with some reason. China's neighbors are worried that China may in fact be trying to dominate Asia, whether it has expansionist motives or not. Vietnam, the Philippines and Japan have already felt China's sting, mostly over fishing rights and territorial waters questions. There was some nationalist noise on the Intertubes here about China taking the Diaoyu Islands by force from Japan, an idea which the government censors let pass and the government never officially denied. That little tempest in a teapot has quieted down, thankfully.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Acronyms and Assholes So, I see the photo insert in the news feed and had to re educate myself on why some refer to those who, as the last real President, Barack Obama put it, “have perverted and distorted and tried to ...
Earnest Badger
8 hours, 3 minutes ago
Views: 77 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Virginia Tech Is Letting a Neo-Nazi Teach English Composition Mark Neuhoff, who teaches English composition at the university part-time, was discovered in late September to have posted a series of racist comments on social media. “I want white supremacy,” one post read. “Whites must be in control if ...
Thanos
8 hours, 43 minutes ago
Views: 116 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
South Bay Locals Named as Part of White Supremacy Group An in-depth report by ProPublica.org into the activity of a Southern California-based white supremacy group has named at least four South Bay residents including one each from Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. The report details how the group, called ...
Thanos
1 day, 7 hours ago
Views: 426 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 61 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 2
Comments: 0
: 2
New Details Emerge About Attack That Killed US Soldiers in Niger The soldiers questioned the villagers, who dragged on the discussions longer than anticipated. “It turns out that this village was a little contaminated by hostile forces,” said Aksar. “The unit stayed a little longer than expected because apparently people ...
Thanos
1 day, 7 hours ago
Views: 612 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Hyperloop in Missouri: Company Says KC-STL Route Top Contender An official with Hyperloop One, which proposes building ultra-fast tubular transportation around the world, said that a Missouri route is a top contender for development. Dan Katz, the head of policy for the company, told The Associated Press that ...
Thanos
1 day, 15 hours ago
Views: 202 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Sheriff Finds ‘Troubling’ Explosives, Guns, Maps and Note in Florida Home Photographs of schools, three bomb devices, guns and books on how to make explosives were found in a Dunedin man’s home Wednesday, officials report. Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office were executing a search warrant at 1234 Royal ...
Thanos
1 day, 17 hours ago
Views: 234 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 5 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Editorial: Kobach Is Desperate for Trump’s Approval Kris Kobach has been running a Trump-style gubernatorial campaign since the day he announced. From his empty insistence that there’s a “culture of corruption” in Topeka to his argument that the Legislature’s decision to repeal Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax ...
Thanos
3 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 423 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
First Aid Kit - It’s a Shame"It's a Shame" by First Aid Kit is available now: smarturl.it Production Company: Slutet är Nära / slutetarnara.se Director: Mats UddProducer: Petra KrigströmExecutive Producer: Alexandros Bakos Lyrics: genius.com Follow First Aid Kit: firstaidkitband.com facebook.com @firstaidkitband instagram.com
Thanos
4 days, 2 hours ago
Views: 461 • Comments: 2 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - American Girl10/13/2017 Encore on night 4 of Ryman residency
Thanos
4 days, 2 hours ago
Views: 517 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
WALK the MOON - Headphones Get WALK THE MOON's “One Foot” and "Headphones" Instantly When You Pre-Order The New Album 'What If Nothing':iTunes - wtmband.comAmazon - wtmband.comSpotify Pre-Save - wtmband.comGoogle Play - wtmband.comMerch Store - wtmband.com Stream "Headphones" Now:Apple Music - wtmband.comSpotify - wtmband.com ...
Thanos
4 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 424 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0