Thursday, April 23, 2009

China to parade naval prowess today [incorrect use of thesaurus]

April 23, 2009

Speculation on whether project to build aircraft carrier will be unveiled

By Peh Shing Huei

BEIJING: China will show off its aquatic prowess today in a display which has been called a 'naval Olympics' by the country's military.

The unprecedented maritime parade will feature dozens of Chinese naval ships and planes.

["Naval" prowess does not translate to "Aquatic" prowess. This is an incorrect, extended use of the thesaurus - Naval = Marine = Maritime = Aquatic, therefore Naval = Aquatic? No!]

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