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About The Word "mustang"..., Traditional use of name Mustang in military
Folliot
post Dec 21 2004, 12:14 PM
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Just learned something today that may be of interest concerning "Mustang". Apparently the term is one used in the military to describe an enlisted fellow who works his way up to being an officer, which is a very rare thing. "Mustangs" apparently make the best commanders, as well, and they always get along with their men. This has probably come up before, but just thought I'd put it out there.
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post Dec 21 2004, 12:28 PM
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Interesting...I wonder if it was intentional. It's obvious that Roy's subordinates are named after fighter jets/helicopters/aircrafts, and curiously, Mustang is also a famous aircraft for destroying the most enemy aircrafts in World War II.


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post Dec 21 2004, 01:50 PM
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I'd think it was intentional, since almost every other name in the military has some sort of significance.


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post Dec 21 2004, 01:54 PM
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I knew the plane and tank things, though.

The Armstrong, Hughes and Breda were tanks, while the Havok, Hawkeye, Fury and Mustang were fighter planes.
It amused me that the Mustang was somehow a smaller, lighter plane that took out other planes faster than any machine had done before... Scary thought.

But I didn't know about a Mustang being an army term.

I knew they were horses though. Beautiful horses at that. =3
AND A CAR. Don't forget the car.
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post Dec 21 2004, 01:56 PM
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QUOTE(Nemu @ Dec 21 2004, 03:54 PM)

AND A CAR. Don't forget the car.

We won't forget the car.

I never knew that about the military. I imagine it was intentional, but you never know.


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post Dec 21 2004, 02:02 PM
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Could it NOT be intentional?

Roy did work his way up through the ranks like crazy, he DOES make a good commander, he IS close with his staff (in a way, but they even mention it around 37 too, they think he's their hero or something).
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post Dec 21 2004, 02:04 PM
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I meant, was it intentional for the double meaning? For all we know, Arakawa-sensei could've named him after the fighter plane, but not the term. (Or the other way around. tongue.gif)


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post Dec 21 2004, 02:06 PM
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Arakawa is a thorough woman who should not be underestimated. She's sly~.

>D I doubt that this double meaning was unintentional.
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post Dec 21 2004, 02:07 PM
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Wow! That was new to me(the military term)! I've read about the plane though...
the first thing that comes into mind is the car. biggrin.gif I always think of the car.
Oh how great that even a beautiful horse describes Roy! His name was very fitting! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 21 2004, 02:10 PM
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@Nemu: You have a good point there. biggrin.gif

It's so interesting to look into their names sometimes.


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post Dec 21 2004, 02:12 PM
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Well, me being the horse lovey person, I thought of the horse first. XD

One of those black ones. PRETTY horses, those. Nice build.

If I had the chance to get a horse, I'd want a Mustang. They're like the prettiest breed of horses out there.
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post Dec 21 2004, 02:20 PM
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ooh! Black horses! Just like Roy's hair! Nice build! Like Roy! Pretty! Like him too!
hah, like I said: He really lives up to his name! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 21 2004, 02:20 PM
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And what about the last name "Elric"? Anything to do with Michael Moorcock's Elric Saga?


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post Dec 21 2004, 06:08 PM
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Hey that's cool. I think it was probably unintentional (the double meaning), strange though. Either way it works well for him.

The word roy or rory (pronounced the same) means blood-red in Celtic. That probably has nothing to do with Roy though.


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post Dec 21 2004, 06:41 PM
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Roy means "king" in Gaelic. That's probably where it came from. happy.gif


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