Government Speak

Politicians and bureaucrats are masters in the use of language to obscure, but this may take the cake.

The Mark 7 Marine Mammal System.

Do you know what it is?

Does anyone in Congress who votes on the Defense budget know what it is?

Here’s a hint.

Mark 7s being transported on a cargo plane

OK, a better hint.

Hi, guys!
Source: NOAA via

Yep, Mark 7s are dophins the US Navy has trained to look for underwater mines. However, asking for budget for a Mark 7 System is probably more politically correct than asking for money for a dolphin, don’t you think?



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