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Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 9 23:22:26 UTC 2014

To follow up our discussion in 2010:

Another British example that  means "Royal Marine" rather than "soldier" -
a bit late, but

1918 _Brecon County [Brecon, Wales] Times: War Supplement_ (May 1) 1: We
must not forget Joe, the Marine - His Majesty's Jolly, or "Leather-neck,"
as he is affectionately called.


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