Re: "Why is any object we don't understand always called a thing?"
He THOUGHT he was impressed, although that was a bit of intended exaggeration of the word.
"Your revered Admiral Nogura invoked a little-known, seldom-used reserve activation clause. In simple language, they drafted me!"
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