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UncleJerr
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:36:27 AM EST
i am hereby formally requesting that this abhorrent word be purged from ARFCOM vernacular.

I roll my eyes every time I hear it outside of a mocking, "tier 1" joke context. Seriously.

OR, if the word is too dear to ban, allow us to formally define it in terms of a shooter's/cop's/soldier's qualifications and credentials. Otherwise, it will continually be abused as a way to reference any asshole who's taken a shooting class.
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:38:15 AM EST
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Well Abe says, “Where do you want this killin’ done?”
God says, “Out on Highway 61”

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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:38:25 AM EST
Fine by me. Unless I am referring to the Jim Croce song of the same title, I don't use that term.
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:38:36 AM EST
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This is the operator for Mr Floyd from Mr Floyd.

* Denotes sarcasm

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Skg_Mre_Lght
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:39:46 AM EST
What if we really are an "Operator", and choose to refer to ourselves in the third person?

Operator Skg_Mre_Lght requests that we look a little deeper into this matter?

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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:40:04 AM EST
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:41:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By LoBrau:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RA4MykPm4s


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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:42:43 AM EST
good luck bub
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:42:47 AM EST
It's kind of a big word for someone who's just moving his finger against a trigger.

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That word shall be replaced by "grilled cheese sandwich" from this day forward.
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:45:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By SoCalJBT:
That word shall be replaced by "grilled cheese sandwich" from this day forward.

To easy to confuse with Vagina...we can't be referring to Operators as "Grilled Cheese Sammiches".
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:45:48 AM EST
I've heard an operator use the word operator to refer to people in the same line of work...
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:45:54 AM EST
operator
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:46:01 AM EST
But if we don't call them operators then how will we distinguish them from regular warfighters?
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:47:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By Skg_Mre_Lght:
What if we really are an "Operator", and choose to refer to ourselves in the third person?

Operator Skg_Mre_Lght requests that we look a little deeper into this matter?



yea after all my pay check say operator
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:48:08 AM EST
Evertime somone say operator, I think Hong Kong Phooey

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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:48:16 AM EST
Are RTOs exempt?
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WinstonSmith
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:54:56 AM EST
My mom was an operator.

She worked collections in Newark. "No dinero, no telephono.. No dinero, no telephono.."

dogsplat
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:57:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By LoBrau:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RA4MykPm4s


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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:57:19 AM EST
Trigger Puller, Door Kicker, and Shooter are just as annoying when used in this context
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:58:06 AM EST





Hansan: "This is a .30 caliber, gas operated, clip fed, semi-automatic rifle....."
Soldier: "Look, you ain't sellin it to me, you're only showing me how it works."

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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:58:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By dogsplat:

Originally Posted By LoBrau:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RA4MykPm4s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERpjTWWUV6w



Dang, beat me by a minute. Couldn't get it to embed.
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:58:43 AM EST
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Posted: 6/10/2011 9:59:50 AM EST
Hansan: "This is a .30 caliber, gas operated, clip fed, semi-automatic rifle....."
Soldier: "Look, you ain't sellin it to me, you're only showing me how it works."

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Posted: 6/10/2011 10:00:33 AM EST
I have never used the term

I also never used the term "technicals" to describe improvised war vehicles when I was in the Army. I called them "War Wagons"
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Posted: 6/10/2011 10:00:42 AM EST
I was an operator too; for four years...

(as a phone center operator)
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Posted: 6/10/2011 10:02:12 AM EST
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Who made you the "word" police?
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Lmao dangit, I was about to post that

Spiffing good show
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Posted: 6/10/2011 10:09:21 AM EST
i think the term actually originates from the desire to refer to delta force, etc., with purposefully ambiguous titles.

anymore it's just fucking gay and overused
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Posted: 6/10/2011 10:09:53 AM EST
Laserjet Printer Repairmen ?
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Posted: 6/10/2011 10:10:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dzialosza:
Who made you the "word" police?


i'm only making a motion to ban the word.
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Posted: 6/10/2011 10:10:44 AM EST
You cannot even help yourself because yourself sucks.
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My son is trying to become an operator.

He better do well on his MCAT.
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The OP is obviously a Tier One, word-police Operator.
Originally Posted By RustedAce: Apparently he was in the army. Which is way more gay than actually being a homosexual.
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Posted: 6/10/2011 10:12:21 AM EST
Your envy is sweet to me... like a juicy slice of grapefruit.
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Posted: 6/10/2011 10:12:54 AM EST
“A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”
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Posted: 6/10/2011 10:13:16 AM EST
Special forces operator

I wear a hat of QQ-A-1876
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Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Special forces operator

http://nullbits.foxxz.net/albums/Icons/Special_Forces_Operator.jpg

Fastest photochop EVARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

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Posted: 6/10/2011 10:18:06 AM EST
Driver, engineer, operant, operative, administrator, director, executive, supervisor, manipulator, fraud, hustler, scoundrel, speculator, agent, broker, conductor, dealer, driver, manager.
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Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
Driver, engineer, operant, operative, administrator, director, executive, supervisor, manipulator, fraud, hustler, scoundrel, speculator, agent, broker, conductor, dealer, driver, manager.


That sounds an awful lot like a US Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant.

Originally Posted By RustedAce: Apparently he was in the army. Which is way more gay than actually being a homosexual.
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Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
Driver, engineer, operant, operative, administrator, director, executive, supervisor, manipulator, fraud, hustler, scoundrel, speculator, agent, broker, conductor, dealer, driver, manager.

Nice resume, Operator.
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Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
Driver, engineer, operant, operative, administrator, director, executive, supervisor, manipulator, fraud, hustler, scoundrel, speculator, agent, broker, conductor, dealer, driver, manager.


That sounds an awful lot like a US Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant.


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I support this.

Operator should only apply to professional gunfighters and people who perform technical and specialized combat support functions outside the wire (recon, intel, special ops medics, eod etc)

Who is NOT an operator:
-Line infantry
-SWAT cops (possible exception if the dept is big enough for a full time team)
-Federal LEOs that are not members of HRT or NEST
-Regular cops with a trunk full of shit they don't need but it was "free" thanks to a grant
-Guys who take tactical training as a hobby but haven't actually done anything
-Guys who teach tactical training but haven't actually done anything
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Operators work here:



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Originally Posted By DvlDog:
I support this.

Operator should only apply to professional gunfighters and people who perform technical and specialized combat support functions outside the wire (recon, intel, special ops medics, etc)

Who is NOT an operator:
-Line infantry
-SWAT cops (possible exception if the dept is big enough for a full time team)
-Federal LEOs that are not members of HRT or NEST
-Regular cops with a trunk full of shit they don't need but it was "free" thanks to a grant
-Guys who take tactical training as a hobby but haven't actually done anything
-Guys who teach tactical training but haven't actually done anything

You were the guy that kicked all the girls out that were under 21 and drinking at parties, weren't you, Operator?
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operator..

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Originally Posted By Skg_Mre_Lght:

Originally Posted By DvlDog:
I support this.

Operator should only apply to professional gunfighters and people who perform technical and specialized combat support functions outside the wire (recon, intel, special ops medics, etc)

Who is NOT an operator:
-Line infantry
-SWAT cops (possible exception if the dept is big enough for a full time team)
-Federal LEOs that are not members of HRT or NEST
-Regular cops with a trunk full of shit they don't need but it was "free" thanks to a grant
-Guys who take tactical training as a hobby but haven't actually done anything
-Guys who teach tactical training but haven't actually done anything

You were the guy that kicked all the girls out that were under 21 and drinking at parties, weren't you, Operator?


Nope, I just want to make sure all the girls at the party actually put-out.
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