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Posted By: Walt Mathers on: 12/02/2004 21:03:30 EDT
Subject: Word Games During Re-created Msg Trafficing

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We always have opportunities to enlighten our pards as to the different modern terms we've been conditioned to say because of our 20th. century rearing. I'd like to begin the game (for those who'd like to make it so) with two terms near and dear to me.

I thought of them again while leafing through Henry L. Scott's "Military Dictionary". My version is the 1864.

The words:

P. 330 GUY - A rope used to swing any weight, or to keep steady any heavy body, and prevent it from swinging while being hoisted or lowered.

P. 610 TEAM - While there is no definition for the word team in this dictionary, Scott's does have an entry for Teamster. I guess then it is safe to say that party chiefs manage signal parties while teamsters manage teams of horses.

Would any fellow brass pounders or flag floppers like to continue this word game? Remember, its all in fun.

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