what's in your closet? (from Language Log)

talley_sue_nycSeptember 17, 2008

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=598

What's in your closet? A closet at a security checkpoint is labeled "CONTINGENCY DEPLOYMENT EQUIPMENT," which essentially means:

"things to use if stuff happens"

that's what's in my closet!

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susanjn

LOL! Mine, too. Stuff like snow or rain, or running out of stuff in other parts of the house.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2008 at 11:12PM
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Frizzle

In the Air Force that closet would be labeled - CDE.

(and half of us would spend 4.8 minutes trying to figure out what that stood for! LOL)

    Bookmark   September 18, 2008 at 6:12AM
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adellabedella_usa

I guess I'd refer to my closets as a Repository of Redundant Acquistions or RRA for short.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2008 at 1:52PM
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