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Location: Slaughter, Louisiana, United States

A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Redefining words.

im·mi·nent -- Pronunciation Key (m-nnt)
adj. About to occur; impending: in imminent danger.

That is what I though it meant.

Here is what the media thinks it means:

im·mi·nent -- Pronunciation Key (m-nnt)
adj. Might-could possibly happen sometime within the next twenty or so years

See this story.


Anonymous Sweet Pea said...

Twenty years is a long, long time to wait to repair something that's ready to blow at any moment! Wow, maybe they really don't understand English! (Surprise!) They were probably going to start the repairs in another 20 years! "Imminent" just got in the way! Now they'll have to do something,I imagine?

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