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No one ever looks up in these kinds of stories.
Posted by Fairy.Fort on 2nd May 2021, 2:04 PM. Edit Delete Reply

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What a way with words haha
Posted by Perpetuallybefuddled on 2nd May 2021, 2:08 PM. Edit Delete Reply

"Some idiot let off a propane tank by the campfire"

Low standards in the army huh? They must be cannon fodder huh? XD
Posted by Quadrant on 2nd May 2021, 4:46 PM. Edit Delete Reply

Why did they call her "Sir?" Am I wrong or isn't she a woman?
Posted by Rara Avis on 3rd May 2021, 2:50 PM. Edit Delete Reply

She's their commanding officer and there's no ma'ams in the military, just sirs! 8D
Posted by Fairy.Fort on 3rd May 2021, 3:26 PM. Edit Delete Reply

I did a quick search and you are incorrect. Here is what I found:

"The U.S. Army Field Manual FM 7-21.13 Section 4.18 states:

4-18. A soldier addressing a higher ranking officer uses the word sir or ma’am in the same manner as a polite civilian speaking with a person to whom he wishes to show respect. In the military service, the matter of who says sir or ma’am to whom is clearly defined; in civilian life it is largely a matter of discretion. In the case of NCOs and soldiers, we address them by their rank because they’ve earned that rank.

Therefore, the military protocol follows the civilian protocol of respectful addresses, with the additional requirement that the greeting is mandatory when addressing superior officers.

Since in normal day English one does not generally refer to females as "sir", the same would apply in a military context."
Posted by Rara Avis on 11th May 2021, 9:40 PM. Edit Delete Reply

I uh . . . I appreciate all the effort you to went to, but I meant in the world of Ambrosium, everyone is just sir.
Posted by Fairy.Fort on 11th May 2021, 11:05 PM. Edit Delete Reply

Fairy Fort,

Here is the link to the full page where I got that excerpt. Read the entire page of answers and comments, and you will see that most ranking women in the military would be highly offended at being called "Sir.",largely%20a%20matter%20of%20discretion.
Posted by Rara Avis on 11th May 2021, 9:42 PM. Edit Delete Reply


Theres more than one military. This ones on earth, in a fantasty setting...
Posted by Perpetuallybefuddled on 12th May 2021, 4:28 AM. Edit Delete Reply


Not on earth*
Posted by Perpetuallybefuddled on 12th May 2021, 4:28 AM. Edit Delete Reply
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