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Thread #132499   Message #4052284
Posted By: Charmion
13-May-20 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Matelot is a sailor whether in the NAVY or not.

Like I said, way up thread, a sailor can be a civilian, as in a merchant mariner or a yachtsman.

Meself is correct. Canadians tend to recast the sentence, saying "he's in the forces". Or "farces", depending on their experience of life in The Mob.