[Ads-l] W:pedia: "Carry on, Sergeant" is a normal expression for an Army officer to use; ...

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 7 00:06:12 UTC 2015

the American equivalent is, "As you were."

The American equivalent is, in fact, "Carry on!" and it's used by NCO's as
well as by officers.

Those with long memories will recall that I've been whining about this as
long as I've been posting to this listserv.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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