A fortuitous slip of the tongue by a local early-morning radio announcer yesterday: in describing a police seizure of a dozen semiautomatic pistols, he referred to them as semiotic handguns.

How apt! What else are such weapons other than symbols --- of (depending on one's viewpoint) freedom, technology, power, death, ...

(see also IngeniousDevices (6 Jun 1999), ... )

TopicHumor - TopicScience - TopicSociety - 2003-11-20

(correlates: GoodBeyondHope, NimbusHaloGloryAureole, ThisSide, ...)