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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:56 am 
Vikedal wrote:
Is it A Universe, or An Universe? >_<


THE universe ;)

but it would be A universe yes.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:43 pm 
Novulae wrote:
Vikedal wrote:
Is it A Universe, or An Universe? >_<


THE universe ;)

but it would be A universe yes.
i love how some people dont understand the rules for a/an simple because they think it must be "an" for words that start with vowels and "a" for the rest. thats not true of course, some words start with a vowel SOUND even if they dont start with them, and they get "an" because of that.


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 Post subject: proper plural for "sir"
PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:15 am 
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in the new year's eve strip TAG uses the word "sirs" as the plural for "sir"; this is incorrect. Proper military address for multiple officers is "gentlemen". I believe that, similarly, the plural of "maam" is "ladies", although its usage is much less frequent (due mostly to the sparse distribution of women among the brass).

The "sirs" usage has occurred once before, on [url=http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20021027.html[/url]27 October 2002[/url]. This time it was used by Sgt. Schlock, and he might really get it wrong. Howard will need to make the call as to whether schlock and the enlisteds (a) are smart enough to grasp the difference, (b) have enough contact with the brass to get corrected more frequently than they misuse it, and (c) care enough to use the term correctly. In the US military, at least, soldiers routinely make this mistake due to failing one or more of the conditions listed above =)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:27 am 
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in the new year's eve strip TAG uses the word "sirs" as the plural for "sir"; this is incorrect. Proper military address for multiple officers is "gentlemen". I believe that, similarly, the plural of "maam" is "ladies", although its usage is much less frequent (due mostly to the sparse distribution of women among the brass).
someone in the military correct me if im wrong, but isnt "sir" ALSO the lable for a female officer of higher rank?

well..i guess it depends what military group. some military groups find "sir" to be an insult, since your NOT pointing out their rank. and "sir" is ONLY acceptable in english really, any other language its sir+rank or my+rank when translated. mon capitan, herr commandant, things like that.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:06 pm 
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firedragongt wrote:
Zinho wrote:
in the new year's eve strip TAG uses the word "sirs" as the plural for "sir"; this is incorrect. Proper military address for multiple officers is "gentlemen". I believe that, similarly, the plural of "maam" is "ladies", although its usage is much less frequent (due mostly to the sparse distribution of women among the brass).
someone in the military correct me if im wrong, but isnt "sir" ALSO the lable for a female officer of higher rank?

Not in this man's army. =) During my 8 years in the The U.S. Army (National Guard) I never got in trouble for using "ma'am" to address female officers; that's what they teach you to say in Basic Training.

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well..i guess it depends what military group. some military groups find "sir" to be an insult, since your NOT pointing out their rank. and "sir" is ONLY acceptable in english really, any other language its sir+rank or my+rank when translated. mon capitan, herr commandant, things like that.


I'm not as familiar as I ought to be with military custom in other countires, so I'll leave that to others more knowledgeable. In the U.S. Army "sir"/"ma'am" is considered just as courteous as "$rank $lastname" (eg. "Captain Tagon"); the second form is simply more specific when you're addressing one member of a mess of officers. Furthermore, private, private 2nd class, and private first class are all addressed as "private so-and-so"; similarly, Brigadier General, Major General, Lieutenant General, and General are all addressed as "General thus-and-such". Same for Sergeant and Colonel ranks, so Schlock could be a Master Sergeant and still be addressed as "Sergeant Schlock" without feeling slighted.

To get a U.S. soldier mad about how you're addressing hm/her, call them by their pay grade in a context outside administrative paperwork. It's common to send new privates over to the supply seargent to ask for a "prick E-5" and see how many push-ups he does before realizing his mistake.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:38 am 
Don't say it, don't say it, don't say it...

I've made recruits do that... XD


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:57 am 
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20061206.html

The Transcript for Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Kengarff: "Oh, look. Someone threw this lightning cloud in the dumpster, and one bold is missing."

The strip has the more correct "... one bolt is missing."

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:56 pm 
h3rne wrote:
The strip has the more correct "... one bolt is missing."


Oh, there's the bold. Good, now it's not missing. ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:08 am 
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I noticed a few days ago that one of the space backdrops had an uncolored area between two speech bubbles. The setup looked a lot like the first frame on this page: http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20060617.html but that little section of space between the the talk bubbles is filled in properly in that one. Unfortunately, I can't remember when the mis-colored page aired (I've been reading through random sections of the archives recently), and I didn't find it in my search through the last two years of strips. Maybe one of you guys with better memory than me knows which strip I'm talking about?


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2007 March 11: It's Christopher Reeve (no s).

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:35 am 
Zinho wrote:
Same for Sergeant and Colonel ranks, so Schlock could be a Master Sergeant and still be addressed as "Sergeant Schlock" without feeling slighted.


With Sergeant Major being the exception, of course. First day as a new cadet I made that mistake. Sergeants Major do not take kindly to being called "Sergeant" by wet-nosed cadets.


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http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20070325.html

"...with with the blood nannies..."

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http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20070407.html

Nick's stubble vanishes between the first and second lines. This means that it was either forgotten or that Elf's hair nannies are way too powerful, way too enthusiastic and way too likely to cause horrifying side effects.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:24 pm 
Nothing wrong with the strip itself, but http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20070216.html 's transcript box has the strip where Kevyn threw the plasma cannon, not the one where Ennesby "got something in his eye" as it should be.


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 Post subject: Typo in 20010715
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:48 pm 
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20010715.html, 9th panel.

AFAICT, annihilatior is not a word. I think you want "annihilation", or "annihilator". (Note the use of quotes, to avoid threatening you with antimatter :wink:)

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http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20061105.html

Second panel: "Mulitple."


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http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20011020.html

There are tags for 2 comic images on the page. One is either redundant or missing:

http://www.schlockmercenary.com/comics/ ... 011020.png <- missing
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/comics/ ... 020nyf.png

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 Post subject: dec 12, 2000
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:11 am 
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20001212.html
note should be "... offensive to our ..."


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 Post subject: April 17, 2005
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:23 am 
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20050417.html
second last panel: Kevyn seems to be calling Nick "Shep".


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:11 pm 
http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20070430.html
Kevyn's face isn't grey in the second panel.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 2:29 am 
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20041031.html , penultimate panel, "Pranger's Banger's offered no quarter ...", should read "Pranger's Bangers offered no quarter ..." (plural, not possessive).


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 3:04 am 
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20041220.html , last panel, narrator's box, no period at the end after "not the pocky".

(And the transcript has no text for the narrator.)


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 3:11 am 
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20041224.html has broken HTML in the transcript:

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<b>General Tagon:</b> <Sorry?  Maybe you should drop the assassination business if you're <i>sorry</i> for what it brings on.br/>


The < before "Sorry?" should go away, and br/> should have a <.


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http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20070508.html

Last panel, "notice" should be "noticed".

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http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20070513.html

Kevyn's muzzle hole disappeared in the last two panels.


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 7:41 pm 
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http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20070513.html

Kevyn's muzzle hole disappeared in the last two panels.
could just be the dream. he is messing with the way things look.


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<strike>http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20070527.html

King General Xinchub's hair disappears in the sixth panel.</strike> Fixed!

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 1:40 pm 
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20041025.html

Fourth Panel, there's some weird smudge after "Endorphins"
Also http://www.schlockmercenary.com/20070527.html in the 4th (Middle) Panel, Jevee's medal vanishes.


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 11:42 am 
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20030907.html

Third panel :

"We have to start somewhere".
The transcript is correct.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:03 am 
http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20070617.html

<s>Yarr, Jevee seen to be missin her eyepatch again. Arr.</s>

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