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Thread #132499 Message #4052241
Posted By: Backwoodsman
13-May-20 - 10:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Mrrzy, I think our common language is dividing us again, and you’re assuming that US-ian practices and standards apply elsewhere outside the US.
Sorry, but it just ain’t so! I can assure you that, in the UK, a soldier is a member of the army - the army only. Nobody here would call a member of the RN or the RAF a ‘soldier’ - it would be thought of as ridiculous. We would most likely use the term ‘Servicemen/women’ as a global descriptor for members of the armed forces.