Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Maybe ‘Rifle operating specialist’?

New USMC titles:

* Basic infantry Marine.
* Riverine assault craft Marine.
* Light-armor vehicle Marine.
* Reconnaissance Marine (to include three other recon-related jobs that include the word "man").
* Infantry assault Marine.
* Basic field artillery Marine.
* Field artillery fire control Marine.
* Field artillery sensor support Marine.
* Fire support Marine.
* Basic engineer, construction and equipment Marine.
* Basic tank and assault amphibious vehicle Marine.
* Armor Marine.
* Amphibious assault vehicle Marine.
* Amphibious combat vehicle Marine.

“Others on the list — like manpower officer or vertical takeoff unmanned aerial vehicle specialist — will still include the word ‘man’ because it's part of a word that doesn't describe the Marine doing the job.”

So much for “We’re looking for a few good men” thing. Maybe “We’re looking for a few good persons.” Nah. Doesn’t have the same oomph. And, “persons” is speciesist. “We’re looking for a few good mammals.” Same neighborhood as “persons.”

Here’s the deal with Democratic/Progressive/Socialist/Genderless/GlutenFree Party: Whatever works, get rid of it.

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