But, watch the training films the Army made during World War II.
Note, for example, the film made in 1943. Take note of that date.
Then, note that Gen. MacArthur refers to it as "the Garand rifle."
Then, note the narrator refers to it as the M1 .30 Caliber, "commonly known as the Garand."
Please, please, please don't make me sit thru those d.... govt. videos again.
I've seem them all too many times, and like alot of what the govt. puts out, I believe less than 100% of it. Of course, as Gen. McArther carried one for so long, he must be right, right?
If calling it a Guh-rand makes you feel better, then have at it.