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13thDuke
10th Oct 2008, 13:23
This should please the spellin 'n grammer police....

The editor may have had a point (and also a couple of G&Ts)

Read furious email from senior staff member to Sunday Express editorial department | Media | guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/oct/10/sundayexpress.pressandpublishing)

airborne_artist
10th Oct 2008, 13:58
The conflict in Georgia provides us with some classic bollocks. What is a 'battle tank'? Does this mean wars now have referees who decide whether or not a tank is allowed to go into battle?

From Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_battle_tank#Main_battle_tank_.28late_twentieth_century. 29) "The term "main battle tank" is applied to tanks designed to function as the backbone of modern ground forces. It is all-around armed and armoured to face as many kinds of threats as possible, but especially direct hits from other tanks and lighter infantry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infantry) anti-tank weapons."

Light tanks, used for recce, such as the Scimitar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FV107_Scimitar) would not be used as a battle tank in the military sense.

Captain Stable
10th Oct 2008, 14:22
I think the writer (or sub) is confusing the term "tank" and the term "main battle tank" and ending up with something that is a terminological nonsense.

Flypuppy
10th Oct 2008, 14:26
At least one editor is trying to drag the slovenly writing skills of a tabloid out of the gutter.

Beatriz Fontana
10th Oct 2008, 16:27
What, no mention of Princess Diana? Blimey, the Daily Express standards have slipped....

Curious Pax
10th Oct 2008, 16:31
This was the Sunday Express. The Diana story is normally on a Monday.....

Storminnorm
10th Oct 2008, 16:49
DIANA?
More of a battlebus. Everyone got a ride. :)

PaperTiger
10th Oct 2008, 17:06
Princess Peggy was in there though; and Fergie and Andy.

Quota met !