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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2019-11-11 11:03:31

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 1074

'clatteral damage' for 'collateral damage'

The euphemistic expression collateral damage can be used to minimise the effect of unintended or accidental damage or death. Clatteral could possibly be reducing that effect to no more than incidental noise, though I’m having difficulty in simulating any conviction here.

The Navy could bomb them indiscriminately as there would be little clatter all damage to worry about.

She said something that offended the left, among others, and the execs dutiful obeyed their ideological teachings and deystroyed her without regard to any clatter all damage.

It is not only a strike between Islamic terrorists and NATO, but a war of how to deal with the clatteral damage and anti-terrorism.

No warning no nothing the clatteral damage of war on a peaceful globe.



#2 2019-11-12 12:22:42

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1654

Re: 'clatteral damage' for 'collateral damage'

Clatter all damage. I love it. It suggests a global picture of mayhem, destruction without regard to incidental suffering. Shatter all. It strikes me as a more honest accounting of the misdirected use of force. One of those eggcorns that is more apt than the acorn.



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