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

Posted by talley_sue_nyc (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 17, 08 at 18:36

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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