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A language question

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As we are all products of our environment I am looking for opinions I left the military over forty years ago, but still on occasion use military language on occasion in conversation, such as, civi's, tabbing, scoffing spanners, RV, doss bag. and bivi even though that last one is a camper van that cost me a f*****g fortune, much to madams annoyance.

As the FFL teaches French as a requirement of service, I would be interested to know what is the transition period back to the home language, and how often do you punctuate, curse, or comment derogatory, or otherwise in French during conversation.

For example I recall speaking with a former Legionnaire many many years ago. He was Scottish, but it seemed that almost every third sentence ended "voilà" I know he wasn't a bull sh$tter as I had seen some photos of him in uniform.

What other words expressions and phrases remain as part of your day to day language, after your discharge.
 
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I am the référence, voilà !
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Thur wisnnae nae transition for me... c'est comme ça !
 

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Scoff spanners are diggers?
Puncunation, is worthless for the uncult and a waste of time, imo
Civvies raise their eye brows when i speak...such an english thingy to do
 
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As you are the primary source how about this one. Officers are called Rupert's in civi life that would be someone from university or upper class it is derogatory is there a FFL equivalent ?
 

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We call officiers, enculés (dépending who)
Thé gratin, la crème de la crème et l' élite parmi les élites
Just a thingy, they would never made their carrer without us,...the uncult
Class système and all that schisse
 

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We calle officiers, enculés
Thé gratin, la crème de la crème et l' élite parmi les élites (Saïd, miss Jean Brodie)
Just a thingy, they would never made their carrer without us,...the uncult
Class système and all that schisse
 

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