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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.
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 9:38:15 AM EST
Link 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.
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 9:38:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/10/2011 9:39:09 AM EST by bcw107]
This is the operator for Mr Floyd from Mr Floyd.
Link 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?

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


Link Posted: 6/10/2011 9:42:31 AM EST


Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 9:42:43 AM EST
good luck bub
Link 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.

Link Posted: 6/10/2011 9:43:52 AM EST
That word shall be replaced by "grilled cheese sandwich" from this day forward.
Link 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".
Link 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...
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 9:45:54 AM EST
operator
Link 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?
Link 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
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 9:48:08 AM EST
Evertime somone say operator, I think Hong Kong Phooey

Link Posted: 6/10/2011 9:48:16 AM EST
Are RTOs exempt?
Link 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.."

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

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


Link Posted: 6/10/2011 9:57:19 AM EST
Trigger Puller, Door Kicker, and Shooter are just as annoying when used in this context
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 9:58:06 AM EST
Link 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.
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 9:58:43 AM EST
.
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 9:59:50 AM EST
Link 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"
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:00:42 AM EST
I was an operator too; for four years...

(as a phone center operator)
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:02:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:07:37 AM EST
Who made you the "word" police?
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:08:01 AM EST


Lmao dangit, I was about to post that

Spiffing good show
Link 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
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:09:53 AM EST
Laserjet Printer Repairmen ?
Link 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.
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:10:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:11:13 AM EST
My son is trying to become an operator.

He better do well on his MCAT.
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:11:35 AM EST
The OP is obviously a Tier One, word-police Operator.
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:12:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:12:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:12:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:13:16 AM EST
Special forces operator

Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:14:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Special forces operator

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

Fastest photochop EVARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

[/golf clap]
Link 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.
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:21:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
No.




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Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:22:41 AM EST
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.

Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:24:04 AM EST

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.
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:24:16 AM EST

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.


Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:25:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/10/2011 10:28:59 AM EST 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, 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
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:27:47 AM EST
Operators work here:



Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:27:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/10/2011 10:28:16 AM EST 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?
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:29:50 AM EST
operator..

Link Posted: 6/10/2011 10:31:08 AM EST
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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