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Re: What does army strong mean?

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 20, 2007

In Reply to: Re: What does army strong mean? posted by Bob on March 19, 2007

: : : what does army strong mean?

: : It means you've been watching an army recruitment ad on TV. This boy is strong, but someone persuades him that he wants to be "Army strong." The army in question is, of course, the U.S. Army, which has lately had difficulty recuiting enough men for its needs.
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: On this, the fourth anniversary of our misbegotten Iraqi adventure, it's clear that the army cannot recruit men at all. It must recruit immature boys from impoverished rural areas to become cannon fodder in the middle of a civi war which we caused but cannot stop. An appeal to their insecurities (yes, you can be Army Strong) is just the ticket.

In the ad in question, the implication is that "Army strong" is a bit different from just "strong." In the Army you have go through a tough physical regime (basic training) to strengthen parts of your body you didn't know you had (as well as the more familiar ones), then have to be able to carry fifty or more pounds of impedimenta on your person while double-timing it either on the base or in combat. I'm not trying to promote Army training or recruitment, merely answering your qustion.
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