A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, May 26, 2008

Directive from the Commandant

In a message to all Marines worldwide, the Commandant recently informed his troops that Marines were to cease and desist from using the age old term "Squid" to refer to members of the US Navy.

"Use of this word to refer to a member of the Navy is totally inappropriate," the Commandant said.

"According to Webster's Dictionary," the Commandant's message continues, "Squid is defined as 'a higher form of marine life.' Obviously, we must hide the truth when referring to Sailors."

They finally figured it out.

Observe Memorial Day. The squids, jarheads, grunts, airheads and puddle pilots deserve it.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Ditto said...

Proud to be a Squid and a Bubblehead!

5:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Squid, A creature that hides in the dark and beats hell out of marine life forms. Yup proud to be called a squid. Thank you for your service sir. We never served together but we probably peed in some of the same saltwater. Rey B FC1 (USN ret.)

9:42 AM  
Blogger nature223 said...

Ditto for us JARHEADS..were just happy to be remembered as the Devil Dogs and Leathernecks as well.

Thanks to all our Vets,Living and Passed away,for the honorable service in defense of home and country.
God Bless them all...

2:10 PM  
Blogger Tennessee Budd said...

Gotta love them jarheads, even if you're an old squid like me.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Deck Ape still OK?

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The squid in the photograph looks exactly like my late father.

Were I to look in a mirror while wearing the uniform Uncle Sugar issued to me fifty-three years ago, I would see the man in that photograph.

Cryminently, was there something in the chow that makes us look alike in old age?

Or is it just a squid thing?

10:25 PM  

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