Soldiers voices are now louder than ever

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by braveheart, Nov 30, 2006.

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  1. braveheart

    braveheart Old-Salt

    clicky clicky


    A BBC magazine extract about soldiers of all ganerations complaining.
     
  2. T_L_T

    T_L_T Clanker

    Good to see nothings changed since Crimea
     
  3. It's quite a good article, but i've been a soldier for the best part of 18 years and I have never heard the word "Grouse"!

    Is there some secret Grousing club that I have not been made aware of :D
     
  4. Biscuits_AB

    Biscuits_AB Guest

    'Grouse'..........never heard that one being used before. Did they just make that one up for effect?
     
  5. black_hand

    black_hand Clanker

    ice skating bird you can drink ?
     
  6. BU5T4TheJock

    BU5T4TheJock Clanker

    Its a Scottish birdie, well game!!! Very tasty too...

    Not the tracky wearing bucky drinking kind of bird from airdrie but more the spotted variety from perth that i like eating :)
     
  7. Never ever heard the term Grousing before ?
     
  8. MSI64

    MSI64 LE

    Whinge moan or drip never heard of Grouse!!!
     
  9. Same here, nearly 20 years never heard of that one before.
     
  10. grouse (v.)
    "complain," 1887, British Army slang (first recorded by Kipling), of uncertain origin but perhaps from Norman Fr. dial. groucer, from O.Fr. groucier "to murmur, grumble," of imitative origin (cf. Gk. gru "a grunt," gruzein "to grumble").

    There you are then.
     
  11. Fireteam01

    Fireteam01 Swinger

    'Grouse' was commonly used during my era; 66-89
     
  12. tick, shinf, griz (i.e. to griz it out, having a bit of a griz)

    Interesting that ARRSE/forums didn't get a mention, only blogs and emails.