Terminal Lance #189 “Mouth Like a Sailor”
March 30, 2012
I think something that many Marines struggle with when coming back to the civilian world is profanity. It’s entirely true, Marines use profane language in everyday conversation so much that it becomes very difficult to drop it when you need to. Case in point, a child’s birthday party is probably a place you should stow away your fucks and replace them with something more socially acceptable, like “sexual intercourse” or “teddy bear”.
I’ve also found, personally, that it’s not even just the language barrier that’s hard to get used to. The very subject matter that Marines will bring up in daily smoke-pit conversation is almost never appropriate for any civilian populace whatsoever. Marines very frequently talk about race, sex, women, and… well that’s really it. An office environment, or a school environment in my case, usually isn’t the best place to bring these subjects up. The next time you want to bring up all the terrible, disgusting things you’d want to do with Scarlett Johansson in your workplace, it might be best to just stay quiet.
On an unrelated note, I just wanted to point out that Terminal Lance has, and has for a long time, sold T-shirts and coffee mugs and such with the logo of the site on them, for those of you that are a little more disgruntled than others. You can purchase these things by clicking on the “Store” button at the top of the site, above the comic.
Please keep in mind, you can’t purchase the “KNIFE-HANDS!!!” book via the regular storefront. If you’re looking for the book, click the little banner at the top of the page or just click here.
There’s some big things coming down the pipeline in regard to TL, I just need to somehow find the time to get them done in between my 18 credits of classes this semester. I suppose sleep can wait.