For f**ks sake!

Is the world going mad?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35646805/british-army-instructors-are-told-to-stop-swearing-at-new-recruits

They're going to get a lot worse than that when they go on tour....

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  • VDOT52VDOT52 ✭✭✭
    Is swearing actually going to prepare them for anything that war will throw at them? Or is it just the state sanctioned abuse of young people by some angry bloke/ess waiting for retirement?



    The fact that it needs imposing from above says more about this story than anything else.
  • 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'm thinking this is the way to go. Hopefully next they'll ban wars - so that'll be nice.
  • RicFRicF ✭✭✭

    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!'.

     

  • Easyjet ?
  • VDOT52VDOT52 ✭✭✭
    Probably Ryanair judging by the language. Especially if it was 35 miles from the city named on your ticket.
  • cougie wrote (see)
    Easyjet ?

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  • This might be controversial, but I reckon it's possible to instil discipline without some overweight middle aged bully basically abusing you.

  • VDOT52VDOT52 ✭✭✭
    My sentiments exactly. If they wanted that kind of abuse they could play Sunday league footballimage
  • 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 image

  • 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..

    Yes Sir image

  • VDOT52VDOT52 ✭✭✭
    I'd be more concerned about he bloke getting rigid while being berated personally. Shouldn't they be paying to be there if they enjoy it that much?image
  • 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.

  • RicFRicF ✭✭✭

    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?".

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  • 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. image

  • Snap!Snap! ✭✭✭

    Noun, adjective and verb. Doesn't get much better than that.

  • RicFRicF ✭✭✭

    Of course there's that, 'Oi! stop that fucking swearing', to cause a tad of confusion.

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