>*Have you ever noticed that military nomenclature loses in the
>translation? We think of "Desert Storm," and call our missiles
>"Minuteman" [Russian commander to his intelligence aide: "Wass iss? Some
>kind of rice?"] and the EU current jet plane is known as Tornado. When
>you go the other way you get Bears (I think that was a Russian bomber)
>-- okay, I can tremble at that one -- but "Scuds"? Maybe it's Arabic for
>"splat" or "Saddam's nose" or something. IIRC the North Korean
>long-range missile is called the Dong-il, which apparently means "the
>east is red" or some such. China's probably working on an ICBM called
>Xiulan Zhiang, which means "Violets are fragrant, have a nice day."
>Maybe I'm making half of this up, I don't know...
Does your wife really let you smoke that stuff????
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