God save you, neighbours!
It's Wednesday again, which means another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!
Yesterday, a fellow blogger brought the 2011 “Desktop Analyst’s Binder” from the US Department of Homeland Security to my attention. Received via the Freedom of Information Act, the documents reveal how DHS employees are instructed to monitor social media for terrorist surveillance. Included is a list of keywords that analysts are expected to watch for. You can see the original Daily Mail article on the topic (including the list of keywords) here and the Desktop Analyst’s Binder here. Looking over the list of keywords and just giving the binder the briefest skim gave me a good chuckle. In honor of that, I give you today’s word:
-(of a substance or object) Blemished, damaged, or imperfect in some way.
-(of something abstract) Containing a mistake, weakness, or fault.
Synonyms damaged – faulty – flawy
First seen in Shakespeare's King Lear (written 1605 - 1606). The full text of the play may be found here.