: Al-Jazeera (on its unhacked English site) has a different name for the cruds we call suicide bombers: They call them “human bombs” (as in “successful Iraqi human bomb attacks”). I’m sure al-Jazeera didn’t intend it, but they came up with a blunter and possibly better way to say this. “Suicide” usually connotes some measure of sympathy. “Human bomb” connotes the way these people are used as nothing but weapons.
by Jeff Jarvis