Alexander Haig is conducting a terrorist campaign of his ownagainst the English language. His war of words with the Kremlin has turned into a war on words, presumably much to the consternation of Russian translators. Herewith a lexicon of Haigisms:
Careful caution. A repetitious redundancy but preferable to careless caution. Similar to his "longstanding in time."
Caveat. An Al-verb, a victim of the general's verification program, to which resistance is verboten for even the most insolent little noun. As in: "I'll have to caveat my response, Senator."
Contexted. The past tense of Haig's verbicose veins. As in telling Senator John Glenn that his question...