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8th Feb '16 1:50:54 AM Geoduck
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* ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'' features an over-the-top parody example of this, who grabs Bill at the start of the book/series. And then [[spoiler: a DistantFinale shows that Bill ends his military career as an ethics-free recruiting sergeant himself.]]
5th Feb '16 10:36:45 PM eroock
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->''oh Sergeant is this the adventures you meant,''
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->''oh ->''"Oh Sergeant is this the adventures you meant,''

-->-- '''Billy Connolly''': "Sergeant Where's Mine?"
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-->-- '''Billy Connolly''': Connolly''', "Sergeant Where's Mine?"
5th Feb '16 3:55:53 PM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:350:[[ComicStrip/PVTMurphysLaw http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/2-enlistment_6118.jpg]]]] [[caption-width-right:350:{{Iron|y}}ically, [[http://www.pvtmurphy.com/ Tim Murphy]] ''wanted'' to join the Infantry, but got tricked into signing on as a CunningLinguist]]
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[[quoteright:350:[[ComicStrip/PVTMurphysLaw http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/2-enlistment_6118.jpg]]]] [[caption-width-right:350:{{Iron|y}}ically, [[http://www.pvtmurphy.com/ Tim Murphy]] ''wanted'' %% Image removed per Image Pickin' thread: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1452814931078037600 %% Please see thread to join the Infantry, but got tricked into signing on as discuss a CunningLinguist]] new image. %%
17th Aug '15 3:59:16 PM foxley
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10th Aug '15 4:25:03 PM JenBurdoo
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** The WWI-era ''Recruiting Sergeant'' follows a dialogue between an Irish civilian and an English recruiter. Many Irish songs of [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution this period]] contrast the high causes of the war with the treatment the Irish received at the time, such as ''The Foggy Dew:
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** The WWI-era ''Recruiting Sergeant'' follows a dialogue between an Irish civilian and an English recruiter. Many Irish songs of [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution this period]] contrast the high causes of the war with the treatment the Irish received at the time, such as ''The Foggy Dew:Dew'':
10th Aug '15 4:23:37 PM JenBurdoo
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"Foggy Dew" was already mentioned under a previous example.
** The WWI-era ''Recruiting Sergeant'' follows a dialogue between an Irish civilian and an English recruiter. Many Irish songs of [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution this period]] contrast the high causes of the war with the treatment the Irish received at the time.
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** The WWI-era ''Recruiting Sergeant'' follows a dialogue between an Irish civilian and an English recruiter. Many Irish songs of [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution this period]] contrast the high causes of the war with the treatment the Irish received at the time.time, such as ''The Foggy Dew:

* There is an Irish ballad called "The Foggy Dew", which contains the lyrics: "'Twas England bade our Wild Geese go 'That small nations might be free'/but their graves are by Sulva's graves on the fringe of the great North Sea./But had they died by Pearse's side/or with Valera true,/their graves we would keep where Fenians sleep 'neath the shroud of the foggy dew."
11th Jul '15 1:56:46 PM poi99
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* While it might fall more under changing market realities than outright lying, one common selling point among American recruiters is that enlistment makes it easier to get a job later. [[http://www.newser.com/story/108624/for-returning-troops-an-even-worse-job-reality.html Not so much these days, though.]]
14th Mar '15 6:28:05 AM Starshock
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* There is an Irish ballad called "The Foggy Dew", which contains the lyrics: "'Twas England bade our Wild Geese go 'That small nations might be free'/but their graves are by Sulva's graves on the fringe of the great North Sea./But had they died by Pearse's side/or with Valera true,/their graves we would keep where Fenians sleep 'neath the shroud of the foggy dew."
5th Jan '15 5:28:37 AM Maniago
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* The Music/StatusQuo song ''In The Army Now'' starts with lines like "A vacation in the foreign land" and "Now you remember what the draft man said. Nothing to do all day but stay in bed", but as the song progresses the harsh realities of being in the army are quickly brought up.
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* The Music/StatusQuo song ''In The Army Now'' starts with lines like "A vacation in the foreign land" and "Now you remember what the draft man said. said. Nothing to do all day but stay in bed", but as the song progresses the harsh realities of being in the army are quickly brought up.
5th Jan '15 5:28:18 AM Maniago
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* The Music/StatusQuo song ''In The Army Now'' starts with lines like "A vacation in the foreign land" and "Now you remember what the draft man said. Nothing to do all day but stay in bed", but as the song progresses the harsh realities of being in the army are quickly brought up.
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