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    A Major Pet Peeve

    As an aging curmudgeon, I guess sometimes I let things bother me too much. Call them pet peeves. Thinks like the use of the non-word "irregardless." Ending a sentence in a proposition. Refusal to use turn signals. But lately, especially in advertising, the word "tactical" is being used as a descriptor for darned near anything - clothes, sunglasses, shades for car visors, floor mats, ad nauseum. So, I looked up the word "tactical" and here is what I found:

    tactical

    [ tak-ti-kuh l ]





    adjective

    of or relating to tactics, especially military or naval tactics.
    characterized by skillful tactics or adroit maneuvering or procedure:

    tactical movements.


    of or relating to a maneuver or plan of action designed as an expedient toward gaining a desired end or temporary advantage.


    expedient; calculated.

    prudent; politic.

    So, I've decided that in my dotage, I will not purchase anything which does not (in my feeble mind) fit the description.

    Peace, out. Enjoy your day.
    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
    I love my country, but I fear my government.
    "The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divebum View Post
    As an aging curmudgeon, I guess sometimes I let things bother me too much. Call them pet peeves. Thinks like the use of the non-word "irregardless." Ending a sentence in a proposition. Refusal to use turn signals. But lately, especially in advertising, the word "tactical" is being used as a descriptor for darned near anything - clothes, sunglasses, shades for car visors, floor mats, ad nauseum. So, I looked up the word "tactical" and here is what I found:

    tactical

    [ tak-ti-kuh l ]





    adjective

    of or relating to tactics, especially military or naval tactics.
    characterized by skillful tactics or adroit maneuvering or procedure:

    tactical movements.


    of or relating to a maneuver or plan of action designed as an expedient toward gaining a desired end or temporary advantage.


    expedient; calculated.

    prudent; politic.

    So, I've decided that in my dotage, I will not purchase anything which does not (in my feeble mind) fit the description.

    Peace, out. Enjoy your day.
    I haven't been propositioned in a long time! It certainly isn't a pet peeve!

    Sorry couldn't resist, the typo was too good to pass up.

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    Whatever adjective or verb comes to mind, I am...NotSo.

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    I Googled "tactical" and it brought up "Amazon". Which in turn brought up sunglasses, belts, pants, shirts, visors, underwear, socks, bug deflectors, hats, caps, scarfs, and on and on and on. Not much difference than when everything was camouflage AKA: CAMO. Only now you can order your tactical items also in camouflage.
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    Tacticals.......that's a bad place to get hit, I can tell ya' that much.
    Ammo will get you through times of no money, better than money will get you through times of no ammo.



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    Quote Originally Posted by darbo View Post
    I haven't been propositioned in a long time! It certainly isn't a pet peeve!

    Sorry couldn't resist, the typo was too good to pass up.
    And just why do you assume it was a typo? (It is/was, but I'm not gonna change it. Kinds of gives one pause for thought).
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    Methinks it's a Freudian Slip to a time long, long ago in Divebum's life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruntson View Post
    Methinks it's a Freudian Slip to a time long, long ago in Divebum's life.
    Yeah, and in a Galaxy far away.
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    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
    I love my country, but I fear my government.
    "The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” Albert Einstein

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    My pet peeve is women with a mustache and nose hair!
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    I am sitting here typing this on my tactical keyboard, looking at my
    tactical monitor and wearing my new tactical shirt.
    I am so cool now I can sneak up on myself.
    Attach the term "tactical" to a 50 cent WalMart pen and some
    idiot will pay $50 for it.
    Remember:
    Life is short.
    Make sure you spend as much time as possible
    on the internet arguing with strangers about politics.






 

 
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