Funny West Point Shirts

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  1. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Think any of the grads and even current cadets would have to enjoy a few of these:

    http://www.militarythread.com/

    The creators are 2004 grads. I think my favorite is the DPE "High Zero" one! :shake:
     
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    The rest of us '04 grads were discussing Kevin's creations last night. He took a lot of heat from older female grads about "You Can't Spell Trouble Without Trou." It's been a huge hit nonetheless.
     
  3. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Guess I'm just too much older of a female grad because that one went right over my head. :redface: I'd sent these to Buff81 previously and her son (a current cadet) had also pointed that one out as one he probably couldn't get away with wearing there. I would never have imagined that "old grads" would be offended by it though - guess there's a whole new level of PC-ness these days. :rolleyes:
     
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    He got hatemail from several female Colonels about it. The younger grads (says the 30-year-old) are much more inclined toward self-deprecating humor. Our female classmates had some of the best "trou" jokes at the tailgate. Of course, reminiscing can be dangerous. :biggrin:
     
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    I think part of that also is a reflection though of how women have been accepted into the Corps over time. While its still a deragatory term, I think if someone used "trou" to refer to someone today, it wouldn't have nearly the same connotation/effect as it would have had 15-20 years ago
     
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    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Okay, I did a quick Google search to get an understanding of this. From a 2006 article that explains the meaning of the word "trou":

    Okay, this was evidently after my time as I'd never heard this terminology before. Guess it's more "new grad" than "old grad"! :wink:
     
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    I suppose you've never heard of the Hudson Theta either?
     
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    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Nope, but I'm always willing to learn more!

    And stop trying to make me feel old! :shake: I have three teen sons who do a good enough job of that!
     
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    This one is PM material.
     
  10. sida

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    hey

    i find the shirts quite cool...
     

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