Soldiers voices are now louder than ever

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

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    A BBC magazine extract about soldiers of all ganerations complaining.
  2. 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. 'Grouse'..........never heard that one being used before. Did they just make that one up for effect?
  5. ice skating bird you can drink ?
  6. 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. 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. '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.