[tech-spec] Re: General ?

  • From: Tom McCubbin <tmccubbin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tech-spec@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 15:23:24 -0400

Growing up in Annapolis, MD, i learned a (naval academy) plebe was 
someone who stole your high school girlfriend ...

hence, i have always aspired (secretly) to be a plebe.


BBands wrote:

>>As a plebeian to the list, I wanted to ask a few questions.  
>As a youngster I had the misfortune of attending a military academy,
>Culver--my choice, completely clueless. Upon arrival I learned that I was a
>plebe, which I thought a term invented to denigrate. I was correct, but
>today I learned its Latin root. Of course plebe was not explained, nor was
>anything else. I guess we were supposed to intuit it all, which I never did,
>hence an early departure.
>So, no plebes here, just fellow travelers. (e will hang me for that when he
>sees it!)
>     --jab

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