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Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 1:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A dangerous name to have in combat
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Combat: war? Gang fight? Bar fight? Military relevant? Can the name be misunderstood as a command? would the name be dangerous to have in combat a hundred years ago? 200? 500? 1000? Language relevant? A specific weapon relevant?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Combat: war? Gang fight? Bar fight? Military relevant? Could apply in all situations Can the name be misunderstood as a command? No would the name be dangerous to have in combat a hundred years ago? 200? 500? 1000? Irr Language relevant? No A specific weapon relevant? Noish
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Could the name be the cause of the conflict? Is it somehow offensive? Or does it imply that the person is peaceful? meek?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Language relevant? works in English, I don't know enough about other languages

Could the name be the cause of the conflict? Is it somehow offensive? Or does it imply that the person is peaceful? meek? No to all
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Dangerous: For the one with the name? For people around him? For the enemy? Is it a male name? Female? Neutral/both? Does the danger come from: saying the name? Shouting it? Reading it? Knowing it? Danger from: enemy fire? Friendly fire? Giving orders relevant? Following orders? Would it be dangerous in one-on-one combat? In fighting sports? such as boxing? Fencing? Martial arts?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Dangerous: For the one with the name? Yes For people around him? For the enemy? Is it a male name? Yes Female? Neutral/both? Does the danger come from: saying the name? Shouting it? Yesish Reading it? Knowing it? Danger from: enemy fire? Friendly fire? yes Giving orders relevant? Following orders? Would it be dangerous in one-on-one combat? No In fighting sports? such as boxing? Fencing? Martial arts? No to all sports
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Is the danger if: he shouts it? Someone shouts it at him? Someone shouts it in general, hoping that he will hear? Is his reaction tot he shouting relevant? the enemy hearing the shouting relevant? Is it a very long name, so it will make a lot of noise to shout it? Is it a unique name? Rare? common?
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Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 5:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this based on a joke?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Is the danger if: he shouts it? Someone shouts it at him? Someone shouts it in general, hoping that he will hear? Is his reaction tot he shouting relevant? the enemy hearing the shouting relevant? No to all the shouting above Is it a very long name, No so it will make a lot of noise to shout it? Is it a unique name? Rare? common?This
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Is this based on a joke? I haven't heard it, enlighten us
Imafr33styl3r (Imafr33styl3r)
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Would the name direct fire in his direction? Does the name have an alternative definition? Could the name be confused with a certain order common in combat?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Would the name direct fire in his direction? Does the name have an alternative definition? Could the name be confused with a certain order common in combat? Yes to all
Rbruma (Rbruma)
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Is the name also a codeword for some specific operation in war? (Like,let's say, shouting "James" would mean "open fire")?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Is this based on a joke? Could be, we certainly laughed when we realized we had a comrade in line with this name, many years ago
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Is the name also a codeword for some specific operation in war? (Like,let's say, shouting "James" would mean "open fire")? nope
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Is the name specific to one war? Such as Jerry (for Germans), or Charlie (for Viet Cong, IIRC)?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Is the name specific to one war? Such as Jerry (for Germans), or Charlie (for Viet Cong, IIRC)? No
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Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 9:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant who would be firing? If yes: would be a tank fire? Fire from air? Fire from ships? Infantry fire?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 9:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

s it relevant who would be firing? If yes: would be a tank fire? Fire from air? Fire from ships? Infantry fire? _This one, it was on a firing range
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Is the specific danger summable in that you might receive a typical sort of order from a higher ranked individual? that would consequently endanger this individual's life if badly interpreted? by being mistaken as an instruction to fire upon him?
Might such a sufficient order begin, "Fire upon/at..."?
Would you ever expect to hear such an order outside of a direct encounter with an enemy?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 11:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he called Will? "Fire at Will!"
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Some name in the NATO phonetic alphabet? (V as in Victor, M as in Mike, etc.)? Come to think of it, Victor could present other issues in combat too.
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

****************************************spoiler******************************************
Poor Will, yes, Liquitz, I said it was on a firing range, actually it was a maneuver when the enemy forces could be seen coming, Galfisk, I think you have hit the nail on the head on all my puzzles. Good Job.
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's what I was thinking of when I asked if it was based on a joke, I heard this as a joke about a young boy called Will who gets his wish to visit an army base but is very afraid when they all seem to turn on him!
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 8:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

haven't heard it, well,I guess I have, just now. sometimes fact is stranger than fiction. thanx for the explanation.

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