The other TELIC

October 9, 2009 at 11:54 am | Posted in waffle | Leave a comment

I heard the word ‘telic’ on the BBC news this morning and a quick look at Wikipedia confirmed that:

“Operation (or Op) TELIC is the codename under which all British operations of the 2003 invasion of Iraq and after are being conducted.

TELIC means a purposeful or defined action, but unlike the United States who called their equivalent military deployment Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Ministry of Defence uses a computer to generate its names so that they carry no overtly political connotations. As initial planning took place over the Christmas 2002 period, personnel jokingly referred to TELIC as standing for Tell Everyone Leave Is Cancelled.”

Oh well… so much for finding this blog via a Google search!


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