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Not true. Rising damp, was the main ingredient for explosives before the T.N.T.
Post Shitum: without “catins”, do you seriously believe that la Légion would be the infamous fighting force we are?
 

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Funny thing, in American English, a “tart” is still just a (sort of) pie. Only in British English does it refer to a woman. (...)
Two countries separated by the same language, no ? Same with French French and Canadian French or other languages spoken in different countries. Famous example is the word “gosses” which means kids in France and b*llocks in Québec... Can cause some embarrassing misunderstandings... :cool:

Kind of like how the word “Catin” is generally negative in France but down here it either means “doll” or is just a term of endearment.

There's even a Zydeco song called “Jolie Catin”... I've often wondered what it must sound like for the French to hear some créole singing about his “pretty whore”.
Catin is actually quite old-fashioned on this side of the Atlantic. It can mean a whore or just an easy girl. The Brits would say a “sausage jockey”... :D
 

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Mais, that's about what I figured. I didn't reckon there'd be a direct route to MARSOC fresh out of boot.



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I'm sorry. You're, of course absolutely right. But that was one too many 'Garontees's'' for me to not drop a Justin Wilson reference.

Which reminds me: In your opinion, is Justin Wilson Cajun or not?
Justin Wilson was certainly a Cajun Ambassador, we have a saying if you live i
 

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Not true. Rising damp, was the main ingredient for explosives before the T.N.T.
Post Shitum: without “catins”, do you seriously believe that la Légion would be the infamous fighting force we are?
Aye, twas but a rumour. An' you're right, as usual-- Saltpeter, Sulfur, an' Charcoal indeed makes Black Powder.

As for the latter: what fighting force worth a damn didn't have “catins”'? Caesar's legions had camp followers, la Légion had their bordels, the IJA had their “comfort stations”... Wine, Women and Song, mec.
 

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But only few could play the tune
Do not confond modern explosives with the,' ancient stuff'
You can be a technical / modern wee brat at most of the times
Just saying
 

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Btw, and for reference, the tart or 🍕 as some call it worn by the mountain hunters in the French army (Chasseur s Alpin)
Was created for a specific use
When climbing the mountain or caught in a snow storm....the Chasseur would cover his left cheek with the over hang side of his beret
Practical for the time but nowadays is for just pure tradition...
What would be the Paras with out their red beret
What would the Legion be with out their Kepi Blanc
The Guards and their 🐻 skins....buzzbies I think they call them
What would the Royal Marines be with out their green beret
What would be German army with out their spike helmets
Sorry if it hurts your feelings but traditions stands still strong against tendance, modern, fashionable or the mode actual...call it what ever you want
We remember whaur wie come frum... spread the word
The morrow is the Armistice Day
Remember the previous others who did not to be a, 'Wannabe'
Just saying
L.P.C.
 
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I tried to quote you on the Buzzbies but I repeatedly got the Ooups! message*

Bearskin hats are made from the skin of American black bears, taken annually during the Black Bear Cull in Canada. The British Army takes 100 skins for itself, supposedly a mere fraction of the thousands of bears that are killed to keep numbers in check.
As opposed to the Royal horse artillery which is made from beaver pelts.
The pickelhaube will forever be associated with the Krauts during the 1st WW. Although there were some regiments who used them during the second.
Oops! We ran into some problems. Same problem when I tried to paste a photo*

A quick one here, for you LPC, why did the the Krauts get their nickname Boulons.

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Who to point this out to? The Boss? The contact us? - found out the bottom of the forum page.
 
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