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sharkjcw

Dual Writer has sent a blog message see link

https://storiesonline.net/blogentry/42214

Replies:   docholladay
docholladay

@sharkjcw

I sent him a reply saying it was good to hear from him again. I don't really expect a reply since I didn't say anything that would require one.

Replies:   sejintenej
sejintenej

@docholladay

I sent him a reply saying it was good to hear from him again. I don't really expect a reply since I didn't say anything that would require one.

Same here early yesterday except I specifically told him not to reply. He has not read it yet

Replies:   docholladay
docholladay

@sejintenej

Same here early yesterday except I specifically told him not to reply. He has not read it yet


Same here. But he might not be used to the message system used now instead of the older email system. I do have his old email address, but I don't want to let him think I am invading his privacy.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@docholladay

Same here. But he might not be used to the message system used now instead of the older email system. I do have his old email address, but I don't want to let him think I am invading his privacy.

Maybe just a quick message, informing him there IS a new messaging system, rather than conveying any personal messages he'll think he needs to respond to.

Replies:   docholladay
docholladay

@Crumbly Writer

Unless he has changed the default settings. He will receive at least one email notification from SOL and maybe even more, since I don't know if its one per message or just a notification of the new messages in total. But I will try it if he doesn't check his unread messages soon.

sejintenej

Delighted to see he has blogged today; appears to be the US Marine Corps hymn

Replies:   docholladay
docholladay

@sejintenej

That is what it looks like to me.

zebra69347

Several of his stories have ex-Marines as main characters. Worth reading again.

AmigaClone

@zebra69347

There is no such a thing as an "ex-Marine". There are Marine Veterans though...

Replies:   richardshagrin
Ernest Bywater

@zebra69347

Several of his stories have ex-Marines as main characters.


I've been told the correct term is Beached Marine.

richardshagrin

@AmigaClone

There is no such a thing as an "ex-Marine".


There are sex-Marines.

gruntsgt

We generally prefer "former Active Duty Marines" as we are always Marines. Semper Fi

Replies:   limab
docholladay

Its ingrained into the Marine philosophy. Once a Marine always a Marine. I tend to think of it as once a Veteran always a veteran for anyone who has served in any military branch during active conflicts regardless of how it is named by the so-called PC groups. I admit I have no liking for any politician or policeman as such but that is due to my personal experience. I still love my country however.

richardshagrin

Rotten to the corps. Delightful to the infantry.

Replies:   Ross at Play
Ross at Play

@richardshagrin

Rotten to the corps.

I would be cautious about making jokes like that. Bear in mind that most of those most likely to be offended will own guns and know how to shoot straight.

Replies:   richardshagrin
richardshagrin

@Ross at Play

cautious about making jokes

Oh, I wasn't talking about the Marine Corps. Must have been the Signal Corps, or maybe the corps of engineers. Or I miss-spelled corpse. Is a marine corpse one floating in the water?

Replies:   Ross at Play
Ross at Play
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@richardshagrin

You misspelled miss-spelled, or alternatively, misspelt it. :-)

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Ross at Play

You misspelled miss-spelled, or alternatively, misspelt it. :-)


depends on the dictionary you use, doesn't it?

Replies:   Ross at Play
Ross at Play

@Ernest Bywater

depends on the dictionary you use, doesn't it?

I very much doubt you can find any dictionary that spells it that way.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Ross at Play

I very much doubt you can find any dictionary that spells it that way.


A lot of words started out as hyphenated, and miss-spelt is one, like co-ordinate, however, many have had the hyphen drop, but not every version of English accepts that yet.

richardshagrin

@Ernest Bywater

spelt


Spelt is a grain. The growers sponsor a beauty contest, the winner becomes Miss Spelt.

Replies:   Ross at Play
Ross at Play

@Ernest Bywater

I have no problem with the hyphen. I consider that unnecessary, but certainly acceptable.
It's the prefix which was wrong. The prefix meaning incorrectly is 'mis-', not 'miss-'.

Ross at Play

@Ernest Bywater

A lot of words started out as hyphenated ... however, many have had the hyphen drop, but not every version of English accepts that yet.

Do you really think anyone will believe you thought you were telling me something I did not already know?

Ross at Play

@richardshagrin

Spelt is a grain. The growers sponsor a beauty contest, the winner becomes Miss Spelt.

Nice try. You might have got away with it if only your original mistake had been 'miss-spelt'.

limab

@gruntsgt

On another forum it was agreed to be Marine RE - Revelry Exempt :)

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