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It depends on what the meaning of the word “IS” is….and the JV Squad

By: Wordsmith

This makes for a pathetic LoL of the day:

The Institute for Science and International Security is having some acronym woes.


The highly regarded nonprofit, non-partisan outfit, which seeks to stop the spread of nukes to other countries and to terrorists, posted a plea Tuesday on its Web site under the heading “Needless Collateral Damage.” It asked that everyone please stop using its acronym, ISIS, “as a shortening for the name of the jihadist terrorist group named, in transliterated Arabic, the Al-Dawla Al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham.”


Sure, that would be really snappy: The “ADAIFAIWAAS,” or maybe just DIFI. (But then the senior senator from California, Dianne Feinstein (D), would be most upset. Scissors-32x32.png

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