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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I like language so I try to figure it out

Like the fact that "I shall sort you out" has VERY different meanings depending on which side of the Atlantic you live on


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
none
15
14%
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cursory
31
28%
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some
19
17%
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conversant
13
12%
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proficient
7
6%
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fluent
4
4%
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other
1
1%
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none of these
8
7%
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this is ridiculous
12
11%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP writes:

Since the way a language develops is a reflection of the mindset of the people who use that language, understanding the cultural context of a military in which you have not extensively operated can be aided by learning the language. Of course, languages aren't constant, for example, the Ćnglisch tongue hast changéd over tyme. And even if you grew up speaking a military's language, you may still need to learn the military language.

So how much effort do you put into that type of learning?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.

none
Just playing a game or new to a period/genre and am using whatever terms were given to me.
cursory
I put some effort into using terms, but use them as direct substitutes for what I already know.
some
I learn a decent number of terms and know the big cultural differences associated with them.
conversant
I know the terms and their contexts for orders I issue.
proficient
I know terms and context well enough to teach some of the subtleties to others and to learn on my own.
fluent
I am completely immersed in the warfare language of my troops.
other
Please explain.
none of these
Or no opinion
this is ridiculous
Ridiculous