[Ads-l] Charlie side

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 14 21:44:06 UTC 2015


That was precisely my guess, but Benjamin beat me to it with facts.

JL

On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 3:27 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com>
wrote:

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> Interesting use. I found the quote at about 1:46 in the video at
> http://cnn.it/1Bf0kAx ("Dallas police shooting: Suspect bought van on
> eBay, picked it up from Georgia").
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> "The A-Side Does Not Stand for 'Always'" (http://bit.ly/1MBIzw5) by
> David Brosnahan talks about the sides of a house:
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> A-side = alpha side
> B-side = bravo side
> C-side = Charlie side
> D-side = delta side
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> According to "What do the A-side B-side C-side and D-side mean in
> firefighting?" (http://bit.ly/1HGSrVU), the front of a building is the
> a-side, and the other sides are identified in clockwise order.
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> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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> > David Daniel <mailto:dad at COARSECOURSES.COM>
> > June 14, 2015 at 7:24 AM
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> > Dallas cop talking about the shooter and his van, says the shooter
> > claims t=
> > o
> > have cameras and can probably see the "Charlie side" of his vehicle. Any
> > ideas which side that might be? All I could find were firefighting
> > references whereby the Charlie side of a building is the back. So
> > maybe it'=
> > s
> > the back of the car? Link is
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> http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/14/us/dallas-police-headquarters-shooting/index.=
> > h
> > tml. Ref is right at the end. Is this in OED?
> > DAD
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