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12/16/2010 Critics Review of Patterson's Heinlein Biography 
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jarheads are MARINES

In my long ago days of being a navy brat marines were the kids they kept at the gate of the base to make sure no one stole the ships.


if you want to insult a sailor call him a swabbie


Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:58 am
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NickDoten wrote:
:oops:

Nick (us army 72-74)

at least i didn't call him a jarhead- things may have come to blows


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audrey wrote:
jarheads are MARINES

In my long ago days of being a navy brat marines were the kids they kept at the gate of the base to make sure no one stole the ships.


As a Navy brat, you get a pass on that one, Audrey. ;)

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realizing that most that is written is directed towards a certain audience, in this case sci-fi/ RAH fandom in particular <snip>

One slight correction. This book is not written even slightly for science fiction readers or RAH fans, though I expect each will find what they need in it.

If anyone, this book is written for people who are interested in history, American history and culture, and particularly recent American history and how our shared culture was shaped by it. As a joke, when anyone asked me during the writing who was the audience, I would tell them "the Pulitzer committee."


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audrey wrote:
In my long ago days of being a navy brat marines were the kids they kept at the gate of the base to make sure no one stole the ships.

And I understand the Marines define the Navy as the guys who, when the Marines need to get somewhere, give them a ride.

I met a Lieutenant JG back in the 1970's, fresh out of Navy flight school in Pensacola, who defined Air Force formation flying as "two planes headed the same direction the same day."

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i stand corrected on a few points here :) no problem as the father of 5 and as teens they have corrected me on may an occasion so have grown a thick hide

point 1) i mis-spoke when writing RAH was a west point graduate- that correction i obviously deserved - it is my own and others common knowledge RAH was a midshipomen at the naval academy at annapolis !

point 2) yep a jarhead is a us marine- i understand my previous "west point" mis-statement may have led others to believe i may be repeating my errors- not in this case- my mistake was simply not qualifying my statement for those of so little faith j/k- i assumed (common knowledge) that all , including myself, understood what a jarhead was and needed no further definition

point 3) i bravely offered that bill's bio of RAH was written towards sci fi /RAH fandom - i stand corrected by the author- LOL no defense here- my very humble opinion was proferred only

that damn "kick me" sign gets me everytime !! LMAO

the defense rests/retreats/retires/skeedaddles

nick

ps audrey- another barb hurled at sailors was "gob"- if i'm to believe my army drill sargeant there are more than a few slang nouns, adjectives, etc which apply specifically to a soldier- none i can use in polite company :)


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Nick, I can certainly understand how an ex-soldier like you could mistakenly type "West Point" when you obviously meant "Annapolis."

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Jack

LOL i'll blame the west point crack on a senior moment or my enthusiasm to post something :) i generally proof my postings before i throw them out there (knowing the very high intelligence and experience levels of the many members)- this one slipped through the cracks however- the rejoinder reminded me of a past teacher giving me knobbies all the way to the principle's office :) well deserved - LOL if i can do nothing else, i'm usually good for a brooohaw or three or four- oh yeah, you already know that from the old nitro forum days !

super glues the kick me sign upon my derierre

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Sorry, one and all; I got home and checked e-mail and then crashed in exhaustion from a long and stressful day.


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Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
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Those that can't do or teach, critique.


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