One Day, I'm Going to Vanish Out of the Historical Record
I just heard: "After this defeat, the NeoAssyrian empire vanished from the historical record."
What this nitwit meant was that the empire ceased to exist. It's not like he thinks there is still a secret "NeoAssyrian empire" that just happens to be missing from the "historical record."
No, the empire ended, but he can't bring himself to speak simply, and has to say the nonsense I quote above.