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12-17-2017, 03:27 PM - 1 Like   #271
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To resurrect the thread, and put a different slant on it, the best drill bit is when you all get the timing right and all you hear is one loud crash as you hit the rifle butts, followed by a loud thud as the heel of the foot hits the ground......

By the left.......

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QuoteOriginally posted by Liney Quote
To resurrect the thread, and put a different slant on it, the best drill bit is when you all get the timing right and all you hear is one loud crash as you hit the rifle butts, followed by a loud thud as the heel of the foot hits the ground......

By the left.......
by the left ??? not here in the States

try hay foot, straw foot

" The volunteer soldier in the American Civil War . . .

Similarly, the drill sergeants repeatedly found that among the raw recruits there were men so abysmally untaught that they did not know left from right, and hence could not step off on the left foot as all soldiers should. To teach these lads how to march, the sergeants would tie a wisp of hay to the left foot and a wisp of straw to the right; then, setting the men to march, they would chant, “Hay-foot, straw-foot, hay-foot, straw-foot”—and so on, until everybody had caught on. A common name for a green recruit in those days was “strawfoot.” " - Hayfoot, Strawfoot! | AMERICAN HERITAGE
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
by the left ??? not here in the States

try hay foot, straw foot

" The volunteer soldier in the American Civil War . . .

Similarly, the drill sergeants repeatedly found that among the raw recruits there were men so abysmally untaught that they did not know left from right, and hence could not step off on the left foot as all soldiers should. To teach these lads how to march, the sergeants would tie a wisp of hay to the left foot and a wisp of straw to the right; then, setting the men to march, they would chant, “Hay-foot, straw-foot, hay-foot, straw-foot”—and so on, until everybody had caught on. A common name for a green recruit in those days was “strawfoot.” " - Hayfoot, Strawfoot! | AMERICAN HERITAGE
When I was a drill sergeant, I simply shouted: "The other left!"
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When I was a drill sergeant, I simply shouted: "The other left!"
well I wouldn't know,

my military experience was either marching band or boy scouts

your choice

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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
try hay foot, straw foot
Of course when I say "by the left" that of course is the wording in the manual. The spoken word comes out more like "byyyya lep" followed by "ep, ayte, ep, eye, ep...."

I did have a DI with a sense of humour, he said that when he started the timing was "sinister, dexter, sinister, dexter......" as he'd been in that long Centurion was a rank, not a tank
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By the left actually means the left marker is who the step is taken from, same for by the right (right marker), and by the center (center marker).
All of them you step off with the left foot.
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I think they should have taken the drill bits away from Bart.
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No one understands poor Bart. In the end he always makes the right bit choice.
A self administered trepanning, without any of that sissy anesthetic? now that is impressive.
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No pain receptors in the brain itself - just in all the parts in the way.

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and scalp injuries bleed like no tomorrow.
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and scalp injuries bleed like no tomorrow.
I once got a tiny cut in the head in the army, and within seconds, I leaked a rather large puddle. Looked like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
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