In my endless endeavour to put an end to linguistic abuse, I will send yet another neologism packing. This one is 'friendly fire'. To start with, it isn't 'friendly' to fire a loaded weapon at an acquaintance whether intentionally or otherwise. I understand that it is sometimes impossible, in a warfield, to detect one's 'friends' in the chaos. Still, I find the term unfortunate. 'Accidental fire' might just seem more acceptible.