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First female graduates from Defence Diving School

BuggerAll

LE
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#4
Congratulations to her and anyone else who has passed that course. It looks like a significant achievement to me and I'm sure the work is dangerous and challenging so hats off to all of them.

I'm being a pedant but doesn't 'graduate' mean receive an academic degree or diploma? Surely what they mean is 'pass out' or 'passed the course'. If the MOD can't even get that kind of detail right in their PR how the hell are the gutter press supposed to?
 

dockers

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#5
BA My COED says that to graduate is to "successfully complete a degree, course, or (North American) high school". Graduate, in this context, may be a correct term for the activity.
 

BuggerAll

LE
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#8
Defence Diving School motto:

No sea too rough...
...no muff too tough.
I understand that the French Navy's motto is 'To the water, it is the hour'

BA My COED says that to graduate is to "successfully complete a degree, course, or (North American) high school". Graduate, in this context, may be a correct term for the activity.
I'd be surprised if this course awards a degree and the Defence Diving School's definitely not a high school, North American or otherwise so graduate is still wrong.

BTB WTF is 'My COED'. I know that COED is short for co-educational and is used in the states to mean female students, especially in Porn mags, but your sentence still does not really make sense:

'My female student says that to graduate is...' unless you're a teacher with only one female student and furthermore since when should anything a student says be taken as likely to be correct?

Pedants of the world unite.
 

dockers

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#13
BuggerAll

BTB WTF is 'My COED'. I know that COED is short for co-educational and is used in the states to mean female students, especially in Porn mags, but your sentence still does not really make sense:

'My female student says that to graduate is...' unless you're a teacher with only one female student and furthermore since when should anything a student says be taken as likely to be correct?
COED is Concise Oxford English Dictionary. "My" refers to the version I currently have - the 11th Edition. Others may have different editions where the usage for "graduate" may be different.

Graduate is used to describe the completion of a course as given in the definition (you may have missed the comma) and I can assure you that COED is used in at least some some UK universities.
 
#16
Having watched a few episodes of Pirate Patrol and also a programme about Aussies doing the course for their clearance diver qual (some bloke had to do about 8000 press-ups in one stint) I wonder what the Cobbers would make of this.

Their clearance fellahs see themselves,and so does the rest of their navy, as a macho all-male preserve aloof from everyone else.
 

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