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

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Thu May 7 03:23:11 UTC 2015


Agree, the normal U.S. Army usage is "Carry on."
Dave Hause
-----Original Message----- 
From: Wilson Gray
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 7:06 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: W:pedia: "Carry on, Sergeant" is a normal expression for an Army 
officer to use; ...

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.
-- 
-Wilson 

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