Monday, September 25, 2006

Collateral damage is one of my favorite euphemisms of late. What is it anyway (and I am not talking about the Schwarzenegger film of 2002)? Search for it via trusty Wikipedia and you will get: "unintentional damage or incidental damage affecting facilities, equipment or personnel, occurring as a result of military actions directed against targeted enemy forces or facilities. Such damage can occur to friendly, neutral, and even enemy forces". In layman, everyday term, it just means “unintentional or incendental damage from an impact caused by another”. Yep, it’s collateral damage when he broke your heart after he left (he’s really not intending to hurt you, right? right? right?). Yep, it’s collateral damage when he got his own unrequited love to take care of (his hurt is your hurt so therefore it’s collateral damage, right?).

Collateral damage sucks!!! Imagine? You’re minding your own business then *kaboom* you’re suddenly hit??? SO UNFAIR! Yeah, collateral damage definitely sucks!

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