One of my favorite lines from Gilham is this one :
Originally Posted by Brett
Gilham, para. 731, Honors To Be Paid By The Troops at http://books.google.com/books?id=xmw...render&f=false
Courtesy among military men is indispensable to discipline. Respect to superiors will not be confined to obedience on duty, but will be extended to all occasions. It is always the duty of the inferior to accost
or to offer first the customary salutation, and of the superior to return such complimentary notice.
It's the word, accost, which caught my eye. I've not noticed this word used in this manner in any other period manual. I enjoy accosting my superiors in rank, too.
- Silas Tackitt
"I take [this hobby] seriously just as any golfer, hunter, or fisherman would take their hobby seriously. You whine that "hard kewls" are what is wrong with this hobby, but I digress. In my opinion, the major defects in our little world consist primarily of the clowns and jackasses who don't take it seriously." - Mike Phineas, 2 August 2013.