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by riptidenj
Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: The Best of Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Anglo / American / Australian Translator.
Replies: 85
Views: 39039

Actually I saw this term in the book "The Patriotic Traitors" by David Littlejohn. He was discussing the character of Vidkun Quisling, the Norwegian Nazi leader. Littlejohn noted that Quisling was a very intelligent

but impractical man, and he said "he would have made an excellent Senior Wrangler."
by riptidenj
Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: The Best of Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Anglo / American / Australian Translator.
Replies: 85
Views: 39039

A "Senior Wrangler"

I think this is an English academic term referring to a member of a debating team. Anyone?
by riptidenj
Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: The Best of Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Anglo / American / Australian Translator.
Replies: 85
Views: 39039

As they say in England.

As they say in England "it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide."
by riptidenj
Sun Oct 23, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: "hit him for six"
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

"hit him for six"

I know this expression is from cricket and refers to getting the highest

number of points-like hitting a home run with bases loaded-but could someone make it clearer to this Yank?-
by riptidenj
Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: A photo of Her Majesty
Replies: 26
Views: 5732

Interesting. No eye or ear protection, but those are really post WWII

innovations. But use of a sling, a pad on her left elbow and gloves. Plus it

looks like a .22.
by riptidenj
Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: What Is Your Oldest Firearm?
Replies: 39
Views: 13616

M1884 Trapdoor made in 1890.
by riptidenj
Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: Vietnam and grenades - a myth?
Replies: 17
Views: 4835

A lot of the problem was due to poor training or NO training. Yours truly missed the grenade training in BCT due to KP, when I arrived in RVN as a Tet replacement, I was a 12B (Combat Engineer) who ending up fighting as an 11B (Light Weapons Infantryman). The first time I threw a grenade was in comb...

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