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Post by dalehileman » Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:55 pm

A 15-17 word phrase appears in news stories more and more frequently as sensitive or classified information is increasingly leaked to the press. We see it thrice in Civilians told to arm themselves AP circa July 9:

“...said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information,”

“...spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media,” and

“...said on condition of anonymity because they were not supposed to release the information”

What a waste of the newspapers’ resources. Therefore I propose replacing the entire phrase with the acronym, ROCOANA, or “Revealed On Condition Of Anonymity because Not Authorized.” I estimate that every day in the U.S. this would save the wood for newsprint from four medium-size trees and 438 gallons of printing ink
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:33 pm

ALLCS is even more efficient. It means "a loose-lipped coward said".
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Post by russcable » Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:59 pm

Surely, someone who does NOT say anything is A Tight-Lipped Coward. ATiLiCS.
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Post by Shelley » Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:04 pm

Tight-lipped? Would they be ATiLiCS the Hums?
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:51 am

It depends on whether they care who knows it.
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Post by Tony Farg » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:13 pm

Hummers should be banned.
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Post by Meirav Micklem » Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:29 pm

I thought there was already a short phrase for this: leaked to the press.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:36 am

Leaks to the press help to keep public life sievalised.
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Post by Edwin Ashworth » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:47 pm

Otherwise it would be riddled with corruption.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:59 pm

Anything else would strain one's credulity.
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Post by Edwin Ashworth » Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:31 pm

The solution is clear.
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:57 pm

Dateline Washington, July 16, 2007: Unnamed Sources Overwhelmingly Reject Potty Training Plan to Stem Leaks.
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Post by Edwin Ashworth » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:11 am

Sounds like a Dirty Tricks campaign from Culvert Ops.
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:04 am

Stated gutterally.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:34 am

Washington's Potty Draining Pan Remains Normal, Termed 'Sloppy'.
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