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What does YOUR slip-on say?

SIGNALS (English, duh)
TRANSMISSION (French)
Other trade
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Offline Beadwindow 7

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Slip-on Language
« on: April 18, 2005, 22:45:07 »
Just wondering, how many people have TRANSMISSION slip-ons. Does it matter to your units? I just went to clothing stores, and asked for some new slip-ons, and they asked me if I wanted English or French. I decided, "What the hell" and went with French, and they didn't question me (I have a French last name).

Now I know people in my unit who want the french slip-ons, but have been told they can't have them, and I've known English guys who have the French slip-on.

Stupid thread, maybe, but I'm curious
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Re: Slip-on Language
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2005, 12:19:32 »
I think it's just cause you're from an Ottawa unit, and you guys are bilingual and all that jazz. Everyone else outside of Quebec usually seems to have the English slip-ons.
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Re: Slip-on Language
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2005, 13:26:25 »
As a young private, I wore a WLI shoulder badge on work dress just to see who would notice, instead of my CH.  I think people become blind to stuff like that rather quickly. Don't think I was ballsy enough to wear it on parade.  I still remember an old protestor by City Hall one day grabbing me and looking at my shoulder titles.  He had actually been in the WLI -and I wasn't wearing it that day, but he recognized the shape.





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Re: Slip-on Language
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2005, 19:19:13 »
pardon my ignorance but what does 'WLI' stand for?
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Re: Slip-on Language
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2005, 19:24:33 »
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