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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Apr 2019 4:43 p.m. PST

Do your wargaming companions regard you as a trencherman?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2019 5:02 p.m. PST

Not any more.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2019 5:14 p.m. PST

"A person who eats a substantial amount"

Not in a very long time.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Apr 2019 5:16 p.m. PST

SWMBO regards me as the person who ate the last Reese's Easter egg.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2019 5:30 p.m. PST

Never heard this word before. I am certain none of my wargame companions ever heard this term. Looked it up there are a dozen or more definitions of this word. A hearty eater; a person who has a hearty appetite; a person who sponges on others; a parasite; a person who eats in a specified manner; etc.

evilgong12 Apr 2019 5:32 p.m. PST

Trencherman: a wargamer whose main area of interest is WWI

Regards

David F Brown

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 6:16 a.m. PST

Never heard the word. I like evilgong's definition!

Legion 413 Apr 2019 7:37 a.m. PST

a wargamer whose main area of interest is WWI
Or someone who knows nothing about maneuver & fire. And who only demonstrates the tactics of the frontal attacks and attrition …

Bismarck13 Apr 2019 8:50 a.m. PST

Bill,

You are showing your age. Haven't heard that word in 40 years!
:-)

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 10:21 a.m. PST

I was but,sadly, no more.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 8:23 p.m. PST

No idea what you are asking.

Bismarck14 Apr 2019 5:22 p.m. PST

79thPA, eons ago when I heard that term, it referred to someone who ate well or had a voracious appetite. Not quite a glutton, but someone who could consume a lot of food.

I think I once looked up the definition and it referred to someone skilled in the use of a knife and a fork! :-)

Legion 415 Apr 2019 7:43 a.m. PST

huh? I had no idea !!! Oh no … that could be me at an all you can eat buffet !!!! huh?

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2020 8:51 p.m. PST

Never heard that phrase before, but they could use my picture

UshCha18 May 2020 3:10 a.m. PST

I assumed it was from this.

Trencher (tableware)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A trencher (from Old French tranchier; "to cut") is a type of tableware, commonly used in medieval cuisine. A trencher was originally a flat round of (usually stale) bread used as a plate, upon which the food could be placed to eat.[1] At the end of the meal, the trencher could be eaten with sauce, but was more frequently given as alms to the poor. Later the trencher evolved into a small plate of metal or wood, typically circular and completely flat, without the lip or raised edge of a plate. Trenchers of this type are still used, typically for serving food that does not involve liquid; the cheeseboard is perhaps the most common type in the West.

I once had a party where we served food on a trencher, but it was not stale bread, but nice bread.

von Schwartz21 May 2020 7:19 p.m. PST

Only when they have crabs legs at the AYCE Chinese restaurant!!

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