August 28, 2002
ixnay on the d-day

It came up in Germany, for only slightly obvious reasons, that no one actually knew what the "D" in "D-Day" stands for. Destroy? Demand? Deliberate?

As it turns out, it stands for nothing in particular, or, to quote the Defense Technical Information Center it refers to the unnamed day on which a particular operation commences or is to commence.

But that really sounds much better when surrounded by its cousins: C-Day, M-Day, W-Day. H-Hour. L-Hour. All of this on Zulu time, I'm not making it up.

Posted by at August 28, 2002 07:21 PM

Kevin's back!

Posted by: dbrown on August 28, 2002 09:49 PM

And it's my B-Day.

(I could not resist.)

Posted by: Kevin Slavin on August 28, 2002 11:08 PM
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