[Ads-l] “Lock ’n' load!”

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 24 08:17:55 UTC 2017

Apparently, this is what is said, today, with the troops using M-16’s
instead of M-1’s in Basic Training:

"Is the left ready? The left is ready. Is the right ready? The right is
ready. Is there anyone downrange? Is there anyone downrange? Ready on the
firing line! Shooters, _lock one 20-round magazine and load one round! Scan
your sectors! Commence firing!”

Undoubtedly, in combat, platoon leaders would still say simply, “Lock ’n’

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

More information about the Ads-l mailing list