Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 5 03:53:48 UTC 2010

Is this the same concept I have seen described as being blooded? (Not
"bloodied".) The first experience of live combat.

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On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 6:51 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at>wrote:

> 2006 Tim Jon Semmerling _"Evil" Arabs in American Popular Film_ (Austin: U.
> of Texas Press) 143: Unlike the American soldiers in World War II who
> liberated civilians from tyranny, these American soldiers are
> battle-immature....[T[hey lack a clear understanding of war and the purpose
> of the hero's journey.
> It seems to mean they've never been "matured" by battle.
> JL
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