Talk:Eagle, Globe, and Anchor

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EGA vs. Eagle, Globe, and Anchor[edit]

Why was the section on the EGA vs. Eagle, Globe, and Anchor removed? I'm looking for something to cite that fact. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:05, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

There are those who really object to its use, I suppose, as an unnecessary and unapproved acronym. There wasn't a reliable source for it, IIRC. I don't care for it, but in this day of texting replacing English I can sigh and accept it. Just as I can accept "Turkey, Ball, and Hook" and "Chicken, Ball, and Chain" in slang speech from a fellow jarhead, but I'll frown at those usages by non-Marines. htom (talk) 17:13, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

I was wondering if their should be a reference to the fact that the reason the rope is fouled on the anchor is that Marines were traditionally believed to be poor sailors. I haven't researched a source for this, but this is what they taught us in boot camp. Steve (talk) 06:22, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

Word Order[edit]

I've always heard the "Gimme that Anchor, Globe, and Eagle" jodie; yet this article is for the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor. Does the difference signify something, or is it the ordering insignificant and left to the local culture? Fightin' Phillie (talk) 13:42, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

I don't think I've ever heard a jodie that went "Anchor, Globe, and Eagle", but there are surely many over the decades that I have not heard (I have vague memories of one with the refrain "so gimme the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor; it was good enough for ___, it's good enough for me!") Perhaps the one you're thinking of rhymes something with "eagle" and that's why it was rearranged? htom (talk) 20:09, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
That's the one. I asked a friend (who's lineage includes more Marines than mine) and he said that Eagle, Globe, Anchor is the order he's always heard; perhaps I just misheard or misremembered. Fightin' Phillie (talk) 13:13, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Longitude Lines, added then removed[edit]

This is an interesting link that has information on how Longitude lines were added to the globe then removed again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:20, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Take what you can...[edit]

Sorry for the topic but... We took the Eagle from the Air Force [link], the Rope from the Army [link], the Anchor from the Navy [link] and when nobody was watching we took the World. [USMC] link... :)

Uncle Sam's Misguided Children... still out and about to make sure you have freedom.

There should be a link to the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor here. Jambay (talk) 07:18, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

I think you're suggesting that this is a quotation that should be included in the article.
What's the source for the quotation? --Demiurge1000 (talk) 07:49, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

The "source" is my own experience as being a Marine. However, I do understand that you wonder about how, when, or why.

ca. (circa) 19xx (prev century) something or other.... Vietnam, Korea, Africa (oh, wait, that's way back when and before my time). Marines are older than the constitution and celebrate their birthday 9 months before... sorry; now just rambling. Want to add some attitude to the article without denigrating it. I have taken much from wiki but have some to offer. - strip down for basics but only thing I have to offer is attitude about - Thank you, don't be afraid? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jambay (talkcontribs) 08:00, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

For Wikipedia, we don't use personal experience as a source. See Wikipedia:Verifiability.
As regards attitude; Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, so articles need to be written in an encyclopedic tone. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 09:33, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for response, and appreciate the consideration.... However - wanted to add a bit of "style" to the page and that isn't something easy to say as it comes from doing duty. I have no claim to complain or comment. There are many that have done more than I will ever know. Just looking for a footnote about what it means to be a Marine. Jambay (talk) 10:05, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

My apologies, seems this should go on : Discussion Jambay (talk) 10:34, 27 October 2011 (UTC) thank you for helping me understand. Jambay (talk) 10:34, 27 October 2011 (UTC)