News, but not the serious kind
I’ll have a root beer vanilla flotilla…
No, not to a careful wordsmith. Flotilla has more of a military connotation, like a small fleet of ships. Very often, a flotilla is organized for a specific tactical purpose.
Like moving King Kong to New York City. You remember, the Gorilla Flotilla?
Ah, right! Or that one that took the big monster away from Japan?
Yeah, the Godzilla Flotilla.
And didn’t they use one to exile that Mexican outlaw?
Sure, the famous Pancho Villa Flotilla. Actually, this strategy goes back hundreds of years, to the naval attack on the Visigoths in 450 AD, known as the Attila Flotilla.
Indeed, it even goes back to Greek Mythology. To circumvent that six-headed monster, Odysseus organized the fabled Scylla Flotilla. Then he…
I’m sorry to interrupt you, Blog Guy, but this sounds WAY too much like LEARNING, which you vowed would never happen in your blog.
Oh don’t worry, it’s not really learning if everything you see here is just plain wrong.
That’s true, I guess. This flotilla thing sounds like those convoys they use to deliver U.S. ambassadors to their foreign posts.
Yes, it is somewhat similar to an Envoy Convoy…
The Italian frigate ITS Zeffiro (front C) leads a flotilla of NATO warships from Turkey, Britain, Germany and Greece during the Noble Manta anti-submarine exercises southeast of Sicily February 15, 2009. REUTERS/CPO Luigi Cotrufo-Italian Navy/Handout
A statue of Godzilla stands in Tokyo in a 2004 file photo. Picture taken December 2, 2004. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao