(joke) Origin of the word "Marine"

When I was a young US Marine, an old SgtMaj. told me this, I thought you Royals might get a kick out of it. Marine: The sound sh*t makes when it hits the fan; MAH-reeeeeeennn!!!!
 
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I was told once by my P.O. Gunner that Marine stands for:

M uscles
A re
R equired
I intelligence
N ot
E ssential

So when I repeated this in front on of 10 members from 45c, they were not best pleased! I wonder why :roll:
 

brigham600

War Hero
Marines...

Strength of a carthorse,
Speed of a racehorse,
Brains of a rocking horse.

Also one FOR our friendly and utter respected Royals upon them meeting up with a Para...

Only two things fall out of the sky,
Paratroopers and bird shit.
 

Sea_Dodger

Lantern Swinger
Commando-

Combination
Of
Mind
Muscle
And
Nerve
During
Operations.

Also is it true when boot-necks join up they get a choice of keeping their brains or trade for a chunky watch.

"What you want Royal, half your brain or a chunky watch"?

"Chunky watch"!
 

Ratrat

Lantern Swinger
Sea_Dodger said:
Commando-

Combination
Of
Mind
Muscle
And
Nerve
During
Operations.

Also is it true when boot-necks join up they get a choice of keeping their brains or trade for a chunky watch.

"What you want Royal, half your brain or a chunky watch"?



"Chunky watch"![/quote

No it goes along the lines of:

When they are presented with their Green Beret, they are also offered a second prize as well. Either a large watch or a brain - most chose the watch!.
 

Sisyphus

Newbie
I do find jealousy such an unattractive trait, don't you?

Ah, well! Anyway, all you matelots get back in line and leave all those nice officers alone. Those who fail to do so will be keel-hauled [if not hung] - by ADMIRALTY orders.

Nuffin to do with me, Gov! I was just implementing Navy rules.

Doh! Where's all the emoticons?????? Not more cutbacks in the Admiralty budget I hope! ;-)
 

Ratrat

Lantern Swinger
The only problem with Royal Marines choosing the watch is that somebody has to teach them how to tell the time!
I believe that Dog Watch Instruction in time-telling is very popular at CTCRM.
 
BootneckYank said:
When I was a young US Marine, an old SgtMaj. told me this, I thought you Royals might get a kick out of it. Marine: The sound sh*t makes when it hits the fan; MAH-reeeeeeennn!!!!

Hey Bootneck, ever remember Capt. Tom Moore (Greenside in brownside out) a good old pal of mine.
 
"Dinty" Moore! Greenside out, brownside out, run in circles scream and shout! I didnt know him personaly, of course, but I think I still have a couple of his books laying around somewhere. Funny, I never knew he was an officer. Mustang perhaps?
 

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