[Ads-l] soldier

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 17 14:35:26 EST 2019


> Some may recall (from ca1960) TV commercials for the Army Reserve and/or
> National Guard urging you to "Be a Weekend Warrior!"

Here's a slightly-earlier cite:

The Connecting Link - Volumes 11-13
https://books.google.com › books
<https://books.google.com/books?id=TnIPAAAAIAAJ&q=%22weekend+warrior%22&dq=%22weekend+warrior%22&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiSmYWSs73mAhU4CTQIHX1SCCM4HhDoATAEegQIABAB>
1954 - ‎Snippet view
FOUND INSIDE
It is not unusual to see the Reserve Air Station "i[n] operation seven days
a week during the summer months. Not only do the Reserve Air Station
Keepers have to keep the _"Weekend Warrior"_ program in full swing, but
they also must provide ...

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 4:01 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> The term preferred by the military these days seems to be "warrior." Faute
> de mieux.
>
> Some may recall (from ca1960) TV commercials for the Army Reserve and/or
> National Guard urging you to "Be a Weekend Warrior!"
>
> The phrase has extended its meaning in later years.
>
> Anyway, that's the earliest ex. I've encountered of American service
> personnel being called "warriors."
>
>
> JL
>
> On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 2:16 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > I nominate MOTUSAF (Member of the United States Armed Forces).
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 2:01 PM Baker, John <JBAKER at stradley.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Is there a generic term that includes all members of military forces?
> > > Currently in the United States the practice seems to be to refer to
> > > “service men and women,” but that seems cumbersome and cannot
> necessarily
> > > be extended to those from other countries.
> > >
> > >
> > > John Baker
> > >
> > >
> > > From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> On Behalf Of
> > > Jonathan Lighter
> > > Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2019 4:46 PM
> > > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > > Subject: Re: soldier
> > >
> > > Let's throw in "general" as a synonym for "admiral":
> > >
> > > 2019
> > >
> > >
> >
> https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/11/08/midway-stuns-with-epic-tale-of-wwii-battle/
> > > <
> > >
> >
> https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/11/08/midway-stuns-with-epic-tale-of-wwii-battle/
> > > >
> > > :
> > > a movie that never slackens, a picture with stunning clarity that
> conveys
> > > the enormous stakes, what had to be done and, above all, what the
> > soldiers,
> > > from generals down, knew and how they faced what for many were their
> > final
> > > moments.
> > >
> > > Yep. Midway.
> > >
> > > JL
> > >
> > > On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 4:27 PM Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> > > <mailto:wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > OMG, here's another:
> > > >
> > > > 2019 https://screenrant.com/midway-2019-movie-reviews/<
> > > https://screenrant.com/midway-2019-movie-reviews/> :
> > > > Obviously, the American soldiers are portrayed as the heroes in this
> > > > story, but their Japanese counterparts are never reduced to tasteless
> > > > caricatures of one-dimensional villains.
> > > >
> > > > For those in the dark, the combatants at the battle of Midway were
> > almost
> > > > entirely sailors and airmen (including Marine aviators).
> > > >
> > > > JL
> > > >
> > > > On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 4:06 PM Jonathan Lighter <
> > wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> > > <mailto:wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>>
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> From another review of the same bad movie:
> > > >>
> > > >> 2019 http://reelreviews.com/midway-movie-review<
> > > http://reelreviews.com/midway-movie-review> :
> > > >> It is nice that Emmerich and company chose to pay homage to ALL the
> > > >> soldiers [including Japanese] who lost their lives at Midway.
> > > >>
> > > >> JL
> > > >>
> > > >> On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 9:46 PM Jonathan Lighter <
> > wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> > > <mailto:wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>>
> > > >> wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>> How did I miss that one?
> > > >>>
> > > >>> JL
> > > >>>
> > > >>> On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 9:28 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com
> <mailto:
> > > hwgray at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > > >>>
> > > >>>> > _led_ the aircraft carrier
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> _commanded_ the aircraft carrier, dammit!
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> Bring back the draft!
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 7:01 PM Jonathan Lighter <
> > > wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> > > <mailto:wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com%0b>>>>> >
> > > >>>> wrote:
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> > In other words, 'any member of a military or naval force.'
> > > >>>> >
> > > >>>> > I thought I'd posted one of these a few years ago, but maybe
> not.
> > I
> > > >>>> might
> > > >>>> > have chosen to ignore it. This one's brand new:
> > > >>>> >
> > > >>>> >
> > > >>>> >
> > > >>>>
> > >
> >
> https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6924650/reviews?sort=userRating&dir=asc&ratingFilter=0
> > > <
> > >
> >
> https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6924650/reviews?sort=userRating&dir=asc&ratingFilter=0
> > > >
> > > >>>> >
> > > >>>> > Along the way, we meet other famous American soldiers: Admiral
> > > Chester
> > > >>>> > Nimitz (Woody Harrelson) Commander in Chief of the US Pacific
> > Fleet;
> > > >>>> Vice
> > > >>>> > Admiral William "Bull" Halsey (Dennis Quaid) who led the
> aircraft
> > > >>>> carrier
> > > >>>> > USS Enterprise; Rear Admiral Raymond Spruance (Jake Weber) who
> > took
> > > >>>> over
> > > >>>> > the Enterprise for the Battle of Midway [etc.].
> > > >>>> >
> > > >>>> > JL
> > > >>>> >
> > > >>>> > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle
> > the
> > > >>>> truth."
> > > >>>> >
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> > > >>>> -----
> > > >>>> 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
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> > > >>> truth."
> > > >>>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> --
> > > >> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> > > >> truth."
> > > >>
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
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> > > truth."
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> > >
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-- 
-Wilson
-----
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

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