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Thread #132499   Message #4052229
Posted By: Mrrzy
13-May-20 - 09:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Yeah, no, I'm way better at being explained to than being told!

The English language needs a one-word word for something as common as "member of the armed forces" - if we can't use Soldier any more, what is being proposed? Warrior doesn't work as it includes fighters who aren't in the armed forces. Patsy is an opinion, not a descriptor. So...?