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Old December 9, 2007, 08:09 PM   #243
4V50 Gary
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
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Old (Royal Navy) sailor saying from the Napoleonic Era

Some folks might find this amusing. It illustrates the contempt the sailors had for soldiers of the period.

A mess mate before a shipmate, a shipmate before a stranger, a stranger before a dog, a dog before a soldier.
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
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