First female graduates from Defence Diving School

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  2. msr

    msr LE

    I thought the title was Defence Driving School...
     
  3. Miniature underwater fighting force (MUFF) Divers.
     
  4. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    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?
     
  5. dockers

    dockers Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    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.
     
  6. I bet she is more attractive with the face mask on
     
  7. Defence Diving School motto:

    No sea too rough...
    ...no muff too tough.
     
  8. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I understand that the French Navy's motto is 'To the water, it is the hour'

    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.
     
  9. good ******* effort to her and all the loonies who do that shit. Shudder
     
  10. Some size of gob on her as well going by the pic.

    Maybe its just me but could that possibly have helped her with graduating
     
  11. Would you have asked that question if the person concerned had been a bloke?
     
  12. Being the Navy, probably yes.
     
  13. dockers

    dockers Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    BuggerAll

    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.
     
  14. In the world of E & D, why is this a story?
     
  15. Because, "...in the world of E & D", it's such a significant breakthrough?