"Yessir—Ol' B Comp'ny broke another bridge buildin' record. A kraut regiment is retreatin' across it."
— Caption from a Bill Mauldin cartoon in World War II.
"That's a communications system. It needs repair but I'm willing to bet that you've brought one of those famed Starfleet engineers who can turn rocks into replicators."
— Keevan, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("Rocks and Shoals")
When the Waters were dried an' the Earth did appear,
("It's all one," says the Sapper),
The Lord He created the Engineer,
Her Majesty's Royal Engineer,
Are you the Corps of Engineers, the guys who build the runways the planes land on?
Hell no! We're the Seabees! We build the roads the Japs retreat on!
— Bob Hope and a US Navy combat engineer