Monday, December 07, 2009

Military Translation

Michigan's governor has recommended state flags be set for half-staff today, in honor and commemoration of those who gave their lives at Pearl Harbor, 68 years ago today.

Find a wealth of historical and educational material about it here.


One reason our military services have so much trouble cooperating is they simply don't speak the same language.

For example, if you told the Navy to "secure a building," the last person out would turn off all the lights and lock the doors.

The Army would occupy the building so that no one could exit or enter.

The Marines would assault the building, capture it, and then defend it with suppressive fire and close combat techniques.

The Air Force, on the other hand, would probably take out a three-year lease with an option to buy.

[Colorado Comments]


WORD for YOUR WEEK: Well, there is big news indeed, here at our house. I've asked my wife, and she tells me it's okay to let you know that she has begun her long-awaited experience with "The Change." She is curious, however, about the origins of the word, "menopause." It is one of those combination words from Ancient Greek. Menos means "month," and pausis is a pause (as you can guess), or a cessation of something. Thus, menopause is a cessation of something that happened monthly. Nothing to do with us guys at all, honey. Please stop blaming me.


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