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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    Just Had an Internet Moment in Real Life Comment
    Gregory Morris, 2/24/10 9:55:52 am
    One of my co-workers was required to do live fire training for his job, and said he scored 10 head-shots. Another co-worker asked, "Why ten? Wasn't one enough? Did you have to unload the entire clip?"

    Without thinking, I immediately corrected his use of the term "clip", providing a detailed definition of what a magazine is versus a clip. I did it in the tone of voice I always imagine forum-grammar-nazis using. Then I made a joke about him being ex-Navy, and not knowing anything about firearms.

    I need to sign off for a while.

    [Comments are closed after a month.]

    Re: Just Had an Internet Moment in Real Life
    McThag, 2/24/10 4:56:10 pm
    That reminds me: I once asked someone if they'd been in the military. They replied that they'd been in the Air Force. My Marine buddy immediately chimed in, "So, no then, huh?"
    Re: Just Had an Internet Moment in Real Life
    Linoge, 2/24/10 5:16:00 pm
    Hey, the Navy at least taught folks which end to hold.

    Most of the time.
    Re: Just Had an Internet Moment in Real Life
    SanityShallPrevail, 2/25/10 9:59:26 am
    Perhaps:

    1) First co-worker should have replied that it was practice to deliver one head-shot each to ten heads...

    2) Ex-Navy understands difference between rifle and gun o.k.; simply is a bit deficient on proper terminology used in feeding rifle...

    3) Your inner forum-grammar-Nazi, as you say, might need a chill pill...
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