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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 09:13 AM
Response to Reply #14
15. I've seen it used more sarcastically
than anything here. Unfortunately, anybody using it seriously is too many. Even the media is at least starting to use "surge" (the quotes are in the media) instead of just surge with no quotes.

I've often gotten upset how we use the term "contractors" or "private contractors" for the people in Iraq. A contractor gives a person the image of the guy who remodels your kitchen or puts a new roof on your house. The real term, however, has a much more negative connotation - and that is "mercenary."
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  -Dammit! It's not a surge! tavalon  Jan-08-07 06:07 AM   #0 
  - Very good point, tavalon.  pnwmom   Jan-08-07 06:24 AM   #1 
  - Given that it is highly offensive, you may have the right framing there!  tavalon   Jan-08-07 06:27 AM   #2 
     - Escalation is for babies, surge is for men.  King Coal   Jan-08-07 09:52 AM   #21 
        - Are you trying to make my point  tavalon   Jan-08-07 03:46 PM   #23 
           - I'm just sayin' it's silly.  King Coal   Jan-08-07 03:52 PM   #25 
              - Do you have any background  tavalon   Jan-08-07 03:57 PM   #26 
                 - Sure. You're sayin' Bush is a lunger. LOL!  King Coal   Jan-08-07 04:04 PM   #27 
                    - What is a lunger?  tavalon   Jan-08-07 04:07 PM   #28 
                       - A lunger is one who takes a lunge at a target. LOL!  King Coal   Jan-08-07 04:24 PM   #30 
                          - No, that's not at all what I'm saying  tavalon   Jan-08-07 04:28 PM   #31 
                             - Sure it is, dammit! Come on people, say "lunge", not "escalation"!  King Coal   Jan-08-07 04:46 PM   #36 
  - YES!  dammitann   Jan-08-07 06:41 AM   #3 
  - Actually,  tavalon   Jan-08-07 06:44 AM   #4 
     - truth.  dammitann   Jan-08-07 06:52 AM   #7 
  - It's a spurt  magellan   Jan-08-07 06:45 AM   #5 
  - Actually, a dribble  tavalon   Jan-08-07 06:48 AM   #6 
     - lmao  magellan   Jan-08-07 07:12 AM   #11 
  - Welcome To April, 1970...Sorta  KharmaTrain   Jan-08-07 07:00 AM   #8 
  - Yeah,  tavalon   Jan-08-07 08:29 AM   #12 
  - It's Operation Shit Creek...with a paddle that's stretched to the limit  Hubert Flottz   Jan-08-07 07:05 AM   #9 
  - Nice people, aren't they? n/t  tavalon   Jan-08-07 09:42 AM   #19 
  - George W = premature escalation n/t  H2O Man   Jan-08-07 07:09 AM   #10 
  - well then, please write letters to your local newspapers  NewJeffCT   Jan-08-07 08:54 AM   #13 
  - A very valid point  tavalon   Jan-08-07 09:00 AM   #14 
     - I've seen it used more sarcastically  NewJeffCT   Jan-08-07 09:13 AM   #15 
        - I'm pleased when I see it being played with sarcastically  tavalon   Jan-08-07 09:18 AM   #17 
  - Who is Serge again?  The Stranger   Jan-08-07 09:14 AM   #16 
  - Some guy with a machismo complex  tavalon   Jan-08-07 09:18 AM   #18 
  - ITA. It's more Rove-speak. It is nothing more or less than an ESCALATION.  WinkyDink   Jan-08-07 09:46 AM   #20 
  - I know it's Rove-speak  tavalon   Jan-08-07 10:01 AM   #22 
  - THIS IS A SURGE!  rpgamerd00d   Jan-08-07 03:49 PM   #24 
  - I always copy text and replace all surge with escalation.  ieoeja   Jan-08-07 04:14 PM   #29 
  - I call it an excalation in every conversation I have about it.  mycritters2   Jan-08-07 04:31 PM   #32 
  - See, that's how entrenched their framing is getting  tavalon   Jan-08-07 04:33 PM   #33 
  - Tie it to McCain and Lieberman.  tblue37   Jan-08-07 04:36 PM   #34 
     - I completely agree  tavalon   Jan-08-07 04:40 PM   #35 

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