[Ads-l] officer

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 16 19:25:00 EDT 2018


On April 12, 2008 (ten years ago!) I warned that people were starting to
designate military officers as "Officer So-and-So," as if they were police
officers.

Here's the latest - from a semi-highbrow source:

2018 http://www.filmjournal.com/reviews/film-review-journeys-end :   Officer
Osborne (Bettany), a composed, pipe-smoking, calming figure who is like
ballast to those anxious souls around him.

He means "Lieutenant Osborne" (in the film _Journey's End_.)

JL

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