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Is the world going mad?
They're going to get a lot worse than that when they go on tour....
If they aren't getting enough new recruits then they need to seriously consider why not as it's very unlikely that a bit of swearing is putting people off.
I watched an edition of the kids TV program 'Blue Peter' where one of the presenters showed that physically (during a log run race) he was more than a match for some of the 'regular' army.
As his team made good it's escape, I distinctly heard the trailing team (in the far far distance) being told something 'f..ing'.
I guess the editors missed that bit.
I've also seen a squaddie being hurled out of an aircraft with a 'get out the f ...ing plane', and after his exit, 'And I'll see you on the ground later, you f..ing c..t!'.
cougie wrote (see)
This might be controversial, but I reckon it's possible to instil discipline without some overweight middle aged bully basically abusing you.
But it's not just discipline. It's unthinking obedience - not appropriate in an open-plan office but on the battlefield ...
Ch4 are showing a series called Navy School on Monday nights, about basic training in the RN. It's not all swearing and yelling, there is more to it than that.
Also, if they take away the swearing a whole aspect of the English language will be lost. Nobody cusses more eloquently than a drill sergeant in full cry bollocking you rigid ... I know, I've been there
The wording looks more like, we appreciate it had a lot of swearing and we will tell them to tone it down... Which to me is stop fucking swearing in front of the fucking camera o'fucking'k..
So they been told to pipe down a little...so what, big deal
And as Steve said.
I personally would respect someone much more if they could demonstrate the ways without bursting a blood vessel and showing there sheer inability in managing stress.
Try Spike Milligan's Military Memoirs.
There's a story featuring some Sergeant who lined them all up prior to some lecture to be delivered by their Captain.
The Sergeant's words were I believe, "Right you lot, the Captain has got us all here because he wants to talk about Keats. Any of you ignorant sods know what a Keat is?".
RicF wrote (see)
Try Spike Milligan's Military Memoirs. There's a story featuring some Sergeant who lined them all up prior to some lecture to be delivered by their Captain. The Sergeant's words were I believe, "Right you lot, the Captain has got us all here because he wants to talk about Keats. Any of you ignorant sods know what a Keat is?".
My boss told me he worked on a building site as a holiday job once, when a piece of machinery broke down - one of the other guys described it thus: 'The fucking fucker's fucking fucked'. It's a very versatile word.
I remember my sergeant saying the very same words about me, just before I passed out.
Noun, adjective and verb. Doesn't get much better than that.
Of course there's that, 'Oi! stop that fucking swearing', to cause a tad of confusion.