[LMB] DOS Attack, Iraq Style...

David McMillan skyefire at skyefire.org
Mon May 1 19:43:26 BST 2006


WILLIAM A WENRICH wrote:
> Kalina Varbanova wrote:
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>>I am sorry for laughing. It may be my English... I associated "mortar" with
>>something used for building, not... something used for killing. I am sorry
>>for the loss of your friends (and many others who became victims of mortars
>>and other deadly weapons). I hope we humans can sufficiently grow to stop
>>killing each other and turn that creativity to other purposes....
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> 
> Multiple word definitions can definitely trip you up. Mortar has the following
>       Definition in Encarta: 
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>       1. bonding material for bricks: a mixture of sand, water, and cement or lime that becomes hard like stone. Use: in building to hold bricks and stones together.
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>       2. cannon: a cannon with a relatively short and wide barrel, used for firing shells at a high angle over a short distance
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>       3. gun firing lifeline: a gun for firing something other than a bullet, e.g. rope to somebody in need of rescue
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>       4. bowl for grinding: a hard heavy bowl designed to hold substances to be ground into small pieces or powder by means of a club-shaped tool pestle
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>       5. bowl for crushing ore: a cast-iron bowl in which ore is crushed
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> When I first read about Baba Yar, the witch with the flying mortar, I at first thought of definition 2. On later thought it's probable 4.


	<tongue FIRMLY in cheek>
	Well, in the original Kling-- er, I mean, Russian.  Of course, the 
updated *modern* version has BY flying around astride a Soviet 82mm 
mortar (cannon, not canon) much like the witches of American folklore 
rode broomsticks.
	(Blatant sexual imagery?  Where?)




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