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Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 29 20:24:44 EDT 2017


> WB:  I.e., putting a pin back in the grenade. Heard that enuf in movies.

Somehow, I find that hard to believe. I’ve never seen combat - thank God! -
but I have been through basic and have learned the S.O.P. for dealing with
hand-grenades. There was never the slightest suggestion that anyone could,
would, or should attempt to replace _the_ pin of a grenade, once that the
pin has been pulled, even when using a practice grenade, let alone the real
thing.

Of course, the S.O.P. may well have been changed, since 1959, and now there
*Is* a command and a procedure for replacing the pin, after the
command, “Pull pin!”, has been issued. Or, perhaps, putting _a_ pin in it
is a step in the manufacture of grenades.

Youneverknow.

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 6:46 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> WG:  << with _put a pin in it_ which is also _a common phrase associated
> with moving on or putting something on hold_" >>
> WB:  I.e., putting a pin back in the grenade. Heard that enuf in movies.
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