The Good Old British Tommy

#1
You've all heard the saying about our famous yanky chums: 'all the gear, and no idea' etc. etc. and all the patriotic kinda' stuff, so do you have any anecdotes of where the good old british tommy has shown himself to be the usual resorceful soldier, and similarly any stories of how americans have been bone, lame, and tottally sheite!

My brother told me of how some american grunt insisted on being flown out a bottle of tommy-K to go with his rations...any truth?
 
#2
Ex Lion-heart.

Station with the REME and driving the OC and encountered the US of A version of the same. The comparative job list goes: Carburettor Tech, Fuel Tech, Electrical Tech, Piston Tech, Coffee Tech and blond stunner as the prostitute (the latter had a .50 for the trench).

REME had vehicle mechanic, include all of the above in a single job except …..





for the wait for it Prostitute

JJ
 
#3
Strange obsession here by Brits comparing themselves to the Spams - I'd be surprised if the Spams ever compared themselves to the British.
 
#4
If your killed during your service, you are (usually) buried with a funeral party from your own Unit, bearer party and firing party.

The Yanks have a dedicated team to send you off, very slick but very impersonal.
 
#5
Woody32 said:
My brother told me of how some american grunt insisted on being flown out a bottle of tommy-K to go with his rations...any truth?
Next time you see your brother, slap him round the head and tell him I told you to do it.

Oh yes, you both might want to check out the definition of the word C R E D U L O U S. :roll:
 
#6
If it moves and it shouldn't, gaffer tape it.

If it doesn't move and it should, WD40 it!
 
#7
sandmanfez said:
Woody32 said:
My brother told me of how some american grunt insisted on being flown out a bottle of tommy-K to go with his rations...any truth?
Next time you see your brother, slap him round the head and tell him I told you to do it.

Oh yes, you both might want to check out the definition of the word C R E D U L O U S. :roll:
That could be quite difficult.

Credulous (along with a few other words that have fallen out of common usage) was removed from the Oxford English Dictionary last year.
 
#8
gingwarr said:
sandmanfez said:
Woody32 said:
My brother told me of how some american grunt insisted on being flown out a bottle of tommy-K to go with his rations...any truth?
Next time you see your brother, slap him round the head and tell him I told you to do it.

Oh yes, you both might want to check out the definition of the word C R E D U L O U S. :roll:
That could be quite difficult.

Credulous (along with a few other words that have fallen out of common usage) was removed from the Oxford English Dictionary last year.
Whats the betting Woody will believe that one too? :wink:
 
#11
Ahah, yes but what was in brackets was a phrase, and not a sentance therefore the referall noun should actually have been were.
Don't apoligise, just get it right next time lol :wink:
 
#12
Woody32 said:
Ahah, yes but what was in brackets was a phrase, and not a sentance therefore the referall noun should actually have been were.
Don't apoligise, just get it right next time lol :wink:
Sentance? Is that like a sentence? :roll: No apologies required and I'll not mention referral... :wink:
 
#13
Woody32 said:
Ahah, yes but what was in brackets was a phrase, and not a sentance therefore the referall noun should actually have been were.
Don't apoligise, just get it right next time lol :wink:
No it doesn't. That would be the case if it were a sub-clause separated by commas but brackets mean that the sentence should be able to be read without the 'phrase'.
 
#15
What exactly do you mean when you say "pedant"?
 
#16
Woody32 said:
Ahah, yes but what was in brackets was a phrase, and not a sentance therefore the referall noun should actually have been were.
Don't apoligise, just get it right next time lol :wink:

Dozy and Ging are right on this one mate. The IMC (independent main clause) does not include that in brackets, and therefore does not affec the conjugation of the verb (note verb not 'referral noun').

Don't apoligise[sic], just get it right next time :wink:

GCSE English has clearly gone downhill since I did it three years ago :roll:
 
#19
Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!!! I've forgotten the original topic, but let's keep this one going. Looks like fun.
 

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