Thursday, June 22, 2006

word origin: Semper Fi

The motto of the United States Marine Corps.
Semper Fi is short for semper fidelis, Latin for "always faithful."
The Marines are always faithful to; country, honor and one another.


My theory: Once a Marine, always a Marine. There is no such thing as an ex-Marine.

6 comments:

puerileuwaite said...

My motto is "semper hi fi".
Always Rockin'

Joefish said...

I would disagree. There are ex-marines. Some people are not compatible with military life, and are pleased to put it behind them.

Party Girl said...

p: nice.

Joe: Speaking from experience?

GirlGoyle said...

I think I will agree with you AGAIN. I don't think I've ever met a jar head that put the military life behind them. You can spot them a mile away.

Will said...

Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Murtha are example of ex-Marines.

Party Girl said...

GG: The ones I have been friends with personally, ah, yeah.

Will: True. I suppose when one, allegedly, kills a president, his Marine card is revoked.
And when one turns against the Marines without reading any of the reports, I am sure he is kicked out as well.

*sigh* after listening to the news today a reaccuring thought popped up, "I really wish congressman/politicians said what they actually really truly felt instead of always trying to go after the vote."

...truly wishful thinking.