Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Be Careful what you wish for.


Someone had a problem with an S.C.V. sign.

"Y'all may remember a few weeks ago there was a news story about this sign being removed because it was in the DOT right of way. All I have to say is, to whoever raised a stink about it, THANK YOU...there is now a Battle Flag flying, too! Well done, gentlemen of the Old North State! HUZZAH!"
(Susan Hathaway)

The story about the signs removal is HERE


Billy Starnes‎Major Charles Q. Petty's Mechanized Cavalry SCVMCNC

The sign is now out of the DOT right of way. Although a little farther off the road, we decided to add a 52' x 52" Battle Flag so it is now more eye catching than ever.

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May I suggest
"Solar Flood Lights"
(DT)

6 comments:

  1. I am so PROUD of you devoted TAR HEELS!!!! 30yr. Member!! GOD SAVE THE SOUTH!!!

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  2. Someone should tell Susan that "Huzzah" is a Yankee war cry.

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    1. I went to Wikipedia and found --

      "The origin of the word in its various forms is not clear, but it may have been influenced by war cries from various languages: the OED suggests Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Russian and Prussian words that may have played a part. Jack Weatherford asserts that it comes from the Mongolian Hurree, used by Mongol armies and spread throughout the world during the Mongol Empire of the 13th century,[2] but he does not appear to present any supporting evidence. Weatherford says that in Mongolian Hurree is a sacred praise much like amen or hallelujah.

      The OED notes that in the 17th and 18th centuries it was identified as a sailor's cheer or salute, and suggests that it was possibly related to words like heeze and hissa which are cognates of hoist.

      In the 18th and early 19th centuries, three "huzzahs" were given by British infantry before a bayonet charge, as a way of building morale and intimidating the enemy. The book Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket by Richard Holmes indicates that this was given as two short "huzzahs" followed by a third sustained one as the charge was carried out.

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  3. My congrats to the Maj. Charles Q. Petty Camp for their stand and for doing the right thing.

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  4. The land there looks a little like East Texas,, even the red dirt looks a familiar sight.

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