August 13th, 2004

More phrases that fail to get any Google hits

Though, as vicarage has shown, it is not clear that one can count on things not just disappearing from Google temporarily.

Anyway today's phrases that get no hits as of when I post this entry:

1 Peace reenactment society (also tested with re-enactment). If you can have war reenactment societies, why not a peace reenactment society? This would be much like those naff TV programs where one supposedly lives in the manner of a past era. Perhaps office life circa 1985 when there were typing pools, things were sent via internal mail, used 8 inch floppy disks, and people smoked at their desks, and argued interminably about said smoking.

2 Cod war reenactment society (also tested with re-enactment). People would take the roles of Icelandic fishing boats, Royal Navy fisheries protection vessels and cod. Bags me the cod!

Come to think of it, people seem to be rather selective about what wars they reenact. It is interesting to note that the one Vietnam war reenactment society is in France, though reenacting the American involvement there not the French, ironically!