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    I was thinking the other day and came up with an idea for a small part that could be ran in the mag. How about a little section every month that features military terms and slang. I think it would be a cool idea, especially for new readers and casuals who are not in the "know" and dont know a lot of terms and slang our troops use.
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    Great Idea! We'll put it in the works.
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      I have been thinking of how this exact thing could be done for a while, now. I have the book, The Encyclopedia of Civil War Usage: An Illustrated Compendium of the Everyday Language of Soldiers and Civilians by Webb & Cheryl Garrison, and it's an excellent read. Very funny and informative.
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        Originally posted by Jim H. Moreno
        I have been thinking of how this exact thing could be done for a while, now. I have the book, The Encyclopedia of Civil War Usage: An Illustrated Compendium of the Everyday Language of Soldiers and Civilians by Webb & Cheryl Garrison, and it's an excellent read. Very funny and informative.
        You mention your book from the ACW. You could probably have slang and jargon from various eras.
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          Re: Suggestion for article

          Originally posted by Squid09
          I was thinking the other day and came up with an idea for a small part that could be ran in the mag. How about a little section every month that features military terms and slang. I think it would be a cool idea, especially for new readers and casuals who are not in the "know" and dont know a lot of terms and slang our troops use.
          Cracking idea! :thumb:

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            Re: Suggestion for article

            Originally posted by Squid09
            I was thinking the other day and came up with an idea for a small part that could be ran in the mag. How about a little section every month that features military terms and slang. I think it would be a cool idea, especially for new readers and casuals who are not in the "know" and dont know a lot of terms and slang our troops use.
            Yes please.
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              Interesting Tidbits

              I have a book somewhere in my closet, that has litterally a thousand different bits of info on ww2. like who was the first pilot killed in the war, who was the first man taken prisoner, and that sort of thing
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                Re: Interesting Tidbits

                Originally posted by jdscott7280
                I have a book somewhere in my closet, that has litterally a thousand different bits of info on ww2. like who was the first pilot killed in the war, who was the first man taken prisoner, and that sort of thing
                Hold on to that book and you'll have a ball asking questions in the WW2 forum.
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                  Re: Re: Interesting Tidbits

                  Originally posted by dannybou
                  Hold on to that book and you'll have a ball asking questions in the WW2 forum.
                  Yeah, you'll be our new guru!

                  Dr. S.
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                    Re: Interesting Tidbits

                    Originally posted by jdscott7280
                    I have a book somewhere in my closet, that has litterally a thousand different bits of info on ww2. like who was the first pilot killed in the war, who was the first man taken prisoner, and that sort of thing
                    Might it be "World War II: 4,139 Strange and Fascinating Facts"?
                    It's on my bookshelf.

                    There are some questions as to it's accuracy in certain cases.
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                      Re: Re: Interesting Tidbits

                      Originally posted by Tigersqn
                      Might it be "World War II: 4,139 Strange and Fascinating Facts"?
                      It's on my bookshelf.

                      There are some questions as to it's accuracy in certain cases.
                      Sounds like a good starting point for some trivia questions.
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                        I think so, its up in my closet. Have to find it first. My grandfather gave it to me when I was about 5 or so.
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                          Re: Suggestion for article

                          Originally posted by Squid09
                          I was thinking the other day and came up with an idea for a small part that could be ran in the mag. How about a little section every month that features military terms and slang. I think it would be a cool idea, especially for new readers and casuals who are not in the "know" and dont know a lot of terms and slang our troops use.
                          Yes. In fact MHQ has a similar feature, often with obscure terminology, written by a lexicographer.
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                            Re: Suggestion for article

                            Originally posted by Squid09
                            I was thinking the other day and came up with an idea for a small part that could be ran in the mag. How about a little section every month that features military terms and slang. I think it would be a cool idea, especially for new readers and casuals who are not in the "know" and dont know a lot of terms and slang our troops use.
                            Great idea. I did that in my unit newsletter when I was a unit commander. The wives ate it up...now they could finally understand what their husbands were talking about (of course, some of my unit were women, so reverse the roles for them).

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                              Women where :bowdown:
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