Excuisite - delta_november
Jan. 7th, 2011
09:35 am - Excuisite
On the heels of the recent news of its proposed cancellation, I've been reading the Wikipedia article on the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. I was very amused by this passage:
"On 7 April 2009, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that the EFV program will "continue as-is", pending an amphibious review in the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review. The vehicle has recently been called "exquisite", which Gates has usually reserved for programs he intends to cancel."
I love the idea of having a special Judas Kiss word. I can only imagine the terror in the EFV program office when "exquisite" was uttered. I may have to start using it in design review meetings...
As I understand it, there was a parallel, but somewhat different, use of "fantastic" on the Apollo program.