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    Ever since the Gulf War, years ago, I remember hearing that the USA sent 50,00 'troops'.

    I thought, "Holy Crap, that has got to be a half of a million guys!", because a troop is a cavalry unit, with at least 10 guys in it.

    When I was a boyscout, I belonged to a "troop", however my troop had 12 kids in it.

    Remember the TV show called F TROOP? Each guy was a Trooper.

    So, the media should have said that the USA sent over 50,000 troopers.

    A sheriff or State Policeman is a trooper. As in State Trooper. NOT State Troop.

    Visit the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.



    -------Or if you are too lazy, read below--------


    Pronunciation: 'trüp
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle French trope, troupe company, herd, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English thorp, throp village -- more at THROP

    Date: 1545
    1 a : a group of soldiers b : a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company c plural : ARMED FORCES, SOLDIERS
    2 : a collection of people or things : CREW 2
    3 : a flock of mammals or birds
    4 : the basic organizational unit of Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts under an adult leader

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    A few more "pet peeves of mine"

    A near miss! Two planes almost collide into each other. WRONG! To me, a "Near Miss' is a direct hit. It should be stated as a "near hit".

    I need to cool off, it is hot in here. Wrong! I need to "cool on", it is hot in here.

    When on a high ladder, you need to tie off. Wrong, you need to "tie on"!

    He always talks behind my back. Wrong, if he is talking behind your back, then he is really talking in front of you. Should be "talking in front of your back".

    The siren just went off! Wrong! The siren just "went ON".

    Barely Legal teens Wrong! Should be barely ILLEGAL Teens. The day before I was 18 years old, I was BARELY LEGAL (but still illegal).

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    One to add:

    It is spelt grammar, not grammer.

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    Originally posted by Skillian@24 March 2003 - 02:02
    One to add:

    It is spelt grammar, not grammer.
    I tried to edit that, but the forum only allows you to edit the contents.
    I may be good at GRAMMAR, but not spelling.

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    /me hugs Spindulik!!

    finally, I've found someone who thinks about this the same way as I do!!
    I used to go through the newspapers and the magazines to correct the grammar and spellingmistakes, thank god I'm over that now, but I still hate reading these kind of errors in newspapers.

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    I edited the title, Spindulik.

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    Originally posted by Bender@24 March 2003 - 03:36
    I edited the title, Spindulik.
    Thanks!

  9. The Drawing Room   -   #8
    actually, a troop is a soldier. one guy.

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    Originally posted by lil_z@24 March 2003 - 04:45
    actually, a troop is a soldier. one guy.
    I am sorry you are absolutely wrong. Look in any dictionary from long ago or today. Look in the library.

    Click this link and see.

  11. The Drawing Room   -   #10
    no im too lazy. when they (news or whoever) refers to troops, they mean one soldier.
    dont lie!

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