Maybe it's because I make my living using words. But I'm sick of people (including the esteemed President of the United States of America) saying there's no "silver bullet" when it comes to health care reform. Unless we're looking at the problem of insuring all Americans as a werewolf, we shouldn't be concered with a silver bullet. I think what POTUS and others mean is a MAGIC bullet.

I know it seems like I'm splitting hairs, but there IS a difference. Here are definitions of each so you can decide which is correct for yourselves:

Wikipedia defines silver bullet as "the only kind of bullet for firearms that is effective against a Werewolf, witch, or some monsters"

Wiktionary defines magic bullet as "a simple remedy to a difficult or complex problem, especially a cure for a disease"

I know Rome is burning and fixing health care is more important than the language we use to talk about it, but still. It doesn't take much more effort to be more precise with our language.