Talk:Edward Preble

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Preble's Boys[edit]

This phrase Preble's Boys is frequent heard in United States Naval History and does appear on the page for some other naval officer's (for Example Stephen Decatur) of this era. A good start would be a section on Preble's Boys on this page (maybe eventually its own page). The page does have a little information on this but needs re-write to make it more obvious.

12:18, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Language Issues[edit]

We English speakers should all take more care to avoid the pervasive, but nonetheless egregious misuse of words associated with the concept of irony. People often say "ironically," when they mean "oddly" or "coincidentally." The reappearance of an officer in Preble's life may be oddly coincidental, but it is most certainly NOT ironic. Altgeld (talk) 02:40, 10 April 2010 (UTC)