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#1 Cardie

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Posted 05 April 2003 - 10:12 PM

During the last couple of days, CNN has been making much of all the weapons caches discovered by coalition troops. The word "cache," pronounced correctly as "cash" by Centcom briefer Gen. Vincent Brooks, has proved a stumbling block for embedded reporter Jason Bellini, who refers to these finds as "cash-ays."  Apparently Jason is imagining an accent on the final "e" or has confused the term with "cachet," a distinguishing mark of honor (which derives from identifying marks stamped on letters from important people.) Anyway, no one at CNN has corrected him, and the cashays of weapons continue to be reported 24/7.

Blame it all on France, since both words are of French derivation.  :p

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#2 CJ AEGIS

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Posted 05 April 2003 - 11:44 PM

Can we blame it on Rov too?  :cool:
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#3 Ilphi

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Posted 05 April 2003 - 11:48 PM

The  :ninja: had a hand in this, I am afraid.
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#4 Jid

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Posted 05 April 2003 - 11:52 PM

Cardie, on Apr 5 2003, 01:01 PM, said:

Blame it all on France, since both words are of French derivation.  :p
I'd prefer to blame it on CNN, for not teaching their own to speak proper English ;) :p

It's not, after all, the French's fault we speak the most assimilating language known to human kind. ;)
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#5 Cardie

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Posted 06 April 2003 - 12:37 AM

A quick update: CNN's Ryan Chilcote was interviewing a platoon (brigade?) commander who was showing off the weapons seized from a cache in another part of Iraq. "So, where do the weapons in this cash come from?" Ryan says, correctly. "Most of the weapons in this cashay come from Jordan and France," the commander replies, incorrectly. Well, OK he was correct about them coming from France. See, I told you so.  :p

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#6 Rov Judicata

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Posted 06 April 2003 - 12:38 AM

LOL!

That's too funny :D
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