[Ads-l] Pills, excrescent <-s> in nicknames addendum

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 9 06:27:39 UTC 2015

<Pills> nickname for aspiring pharmacist's mate on submarine USS Tigrone.
Silent Service, season 1 episode 8, 6 May 1957, Tigrone Sets a Record, at
Slang term for his job title might have been <pill-roller>.
Cf. Leonard H. <Bones> McCoy.

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