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Wondering how change in vocabulary actually occurs?

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Submitted by M.D'Souza (United States), Mar 6, 2009 at 12:43

It's because of COWARDLINESS!…Trying to appease bigger cowards than themselves.

If one avoids saying 'sharks are dangerous' or that 'they are not present in shark-infested waters,' does that mean a shark will not seek a wounded person and chew off his limbs unawares? The shark can sniff blood in the water from miles away.

VOA should realize that American taxpayers don't like sharks in whatever form they may come. It's high time Jennifer Janin realized that Americans don't wish to be considered cowards by her bowdlerized version re. the real enemy, nor do they like their tax money being used to coddle the enemy. We would not do it even to sharks in the water.

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