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Re: Soldiers' colloquial terms for rare AFV?

May 31 2017 at 10:54 AM
Andrew deeley  (Login deeley)
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Response to Soldiers' colloquial terms for rare AFV?

Tank, vechicle, gun etc.

I can't think of an army where the troops call an item by its official name and only rarely a nickname in day to day use. A British infantryman didn't say I'm picking up my FN Self loading rifle he'd just say rifle.

You don't say I'm going to drive my Ford Escort Mk2 or my Mercedes 330 SL or my Renault Traffic LWB 2.5 diesel you just say car or van.


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  1. Nicknames - Graeme Wear on May 31, 2017, 3:20 PM
    1. My point - Andrew deeley on May 31, 2017, 5:26 PM
    2. Re: Nicknames - Neil Lyall on Jun 1, 2017, 3:04 AM
    3. Don't agree with one point - Dick Taylor on Jun 1, 2017, 4:11 AM
    4. Ah yes, I always loved the story behind 'stills' - Robert Lockie on Jun 1, 2017, 9:28 AM

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