- Named for Boeing's B-52 Stratofortress, a bomber aircraft used in the Vietnam War (Wiktionary)
“* Bouffant hairdos are also known as B-52’s in the South The rock group the B-52’s took this hairdo in vain.”
“American English has seen everything from the blow job and the sex on the beach to the B-52 and nuclear iced tea.”
“An Air Force B-52 flew overhead about 3 p.m. as the remains of Tech.”
“The B-52 bomber, which first took to the skies in 1952, was the subject of hand-wringing about its age as far back as the 1960s, when Gen. Curtis LeMay, the legendary, cigar-chomping Air Force chief of staff, told Congress the plane was "going to fall apart on us before we can get a replacement for it.”
“Designed to drop nuclear weapons on the Soviet Union, the B-52 has been upgraded to carry precision bombs, making it useful in the 21st century.”
“And cruise missiles cost a lot more than the B-52.”
“The B-52 is a fifty year old plane designed for dropping the hammer on enemies after their air defenses have been destroyed. daveNYC Says:”
“My weak Google-fu says that the B-52 can carry 70,000 pounds of fun, and the B-2 only 60,000.”
“I believe the B1B actually has a greater conventional bomb load capability than the B-52.”
“Well the B-52 Stratofortress is still a darn good carpet-bomber.”
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