By Jim Campbell
January 18th, 2018
Too bad the media doesn’t understand the use of the English language as well as this war fighter. Sad.
Courtesy of the Stealth General
Please file under iHumor.mac.com
Allegedly written by an anonymous Marine.
It’s also folly to consider that men and women in the heat of combat don’t throw in their usual choice expletives.
As the media and the progressives continue to do everything in their power to unseat President Trump, they are doing nothing more that giving the president more free air time, if anyone still watches or reads the news.
Note what side of the fence the impotent Dick Durban really is.
Dick Durbin is a U.S. Senator from Illinois.
“On the Issues,” the hapless senator votes against the majority when a piece of legislation passes.
When a piece overwhelmingly passes he either won’t vote on votes yes to cut profile. (Source)
It matters not if it is true or false, those among us who having been hibernating under a rock the last 20 years and likely longer know the sentiments are factual.
Don’t know about you, but I have been somewhat amazed & amused by the outpouring of distress regarding the use of the vulgar word “shithole.”
Thanks to John Kerry, who brought the word back from extinction
Now, as an Officer of Marines, I worked very hard at avoiding obscene verbiage, although admittedly some times without success.
The avoidance of profane language was, in truth, a much greater challenge.
With regard to vulgar terminology…well let’s say I learned at the feet of the most talented and original users and creators of vulgar terminology: Marine Staff Non-Commissioned Officers!
Thank you “Kevlar.”
The essential element in the deciphering of any language, be it orthodox or non-orthodox, is identifying to what does the word infer or refer.
In the case of the word in question, “shithole” refers to a PLACE and not a person or a people.
For one to refer in a vulgar manner to a person or a people, the appropriate term would be “shithead” or “dickhead” or better yet, the more popular “asshole.”
Typically, the word “shithole” would be used in two consecutive and highly dependent sentences:
“Jeez, what a shithole!” followed immediately by “Clean this shithole up!!.”
In neither sentence does the word “shithole” refer to its inhabitants, although there may be an asshole or two in the group.
No doubt Marines and our brethren Soldiers clearly comprehend this distinction.
Air Force officers surely would not use such language, and besides, they have contract laborers to clean things up.
Similarly, the use of the word would be beneath the dignity of a Navy officer; that’s why they have Chiefs and swabbies
Like many of you to whom this email is addressed, I have been to a “shithole” or two in my time.
I believe I know of which I speak.
I’m a senior NCO and also have served in the shit holes and rice paddies in Vietnam.
Certainly, we have seen our share in SEA, but until you have stood in some wadi shithole in the Sudan or Somalia Afghanistan, or or the rice paddies of Vietnam well, you haven’t lived!
So, in the interest of enlightening the over-educated, yet blithely ignorant masses, you have my permission to disseminate the important distinction in the use of vulgar te
rminology I have attempted to illuminate.
Peace be with you. Semper Fidelis!