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Ok, I posted this saying it's an example of litotes and I realise that it's not really, it's meiosis. But it's amusing, still, I think:

The soviet nuclear weapons program was overseen by the Ministry for Building Average[1] Machines. (Министерство среднего машиностроения)

[1] In the sense of: average / middling / typical / normal.

Date: 2012-09-08 11:21 am (UTC)
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This has been making me grin all morning :-)
Edited Date: 2012-09-08 11:21 am (UTC)

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