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    Explosive(s) vest

    The kidnappers of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston have released a new video of him in which he is wearing what he says is an explosives vest.

    I quote it from the "BBC website".
    Why explosives and not explosive?
    The only probable explanation to me is
    "explosives" is a noun. Otherwise it's a typo.

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    Re: Explosive(s) vest

    Possibly a protective garment worn in case of an explosion. "Explosives" is correct usage in this context. Of course, to be absolutely correct, it should be "anti-explosives vest".

    p.s. On looking at this again, it could also be that he has been forced to wear an "an explosive vest" - one which is filled with explosives.
    Last edited by Anglika; 25-Jun-2007 at 11:35. Reason: re-reading original posting.


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