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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Just don't let them hear you call it a gun. :ninja:
    I worried if I called it the L85A2/L86A2 DeFos (Can I call you DeFos?) wouldn't know what I was on about

    Besides, everyone knows its true name is 'shooty stick'...
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    Haha, must it only be called a weapon or a rifle?

    (Original post by micky022)
    If you join the UOTC they'll give you a gun and you quite possibly could...
    I think challenging a Cantabrigiensis (Oh I HAVE been reading the glossary in my Fresher's booklet) to a duel would be a brilliant way to kill one. Dressed in white, prancing back and forth.
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    (Original post by Incarnadine91)
    Join the Oxford University Company of Archers and you get kitted out with an offensive weapon capable of punching through plate armour. I worry about us sometimes.
    I could join both and become Rambo...
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    Haha, must it only be called a weapon or a rifle?



    I think challenging a Cantabrigiensis (Oh I HAVE been reading the glossary in my Fresher's booklet) to a duel would be a brilliant way to kill one. Dressed in white, prancing back and forth.
    A what now?
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    (Original post by micky022)
    I worried if I called it the L85A2/L86A2 DeFos (Can I call you DeFos?) wouldn't know what I was on about

    Besides, everyone knows its true name is 'shooty stick'...
    Is 'rifle' no good? Or 'weapon'?

    (Original post by Incarnadine91)
    :thumbsup:
    Can't beat Mensur, which is German 'academic fencing'. :awesome:

    (Original post by deFossard)
    I think challenging a Cantabrigiensis (Oh I HAVE been reading the glossary in my Fresher's booklet) to a duel would be a brilliant way to kill one. Dressed in white, prancing back and forth.
    'Tab' is more pronouncable and people will have a clue what you're talking about. :p:
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    (Original post by micky022)
    I worried if I called it the L85A2/L86A2 DeFos (Can I call you DeFos?) wouldn't know what I was on about

    Besides, everyone knows its true name is 'shooty stick'...
    Yeah, deFos is fine. Oh I know that would mean a rifle, I spent years reading about guns when I was younger. It's paid off. At least I remember that British Army rifles tend to begin with 'L'.
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    (Original post by micky022)
    A what now?
    Derogatory term for a Cambridger! Shortened to 'tab'.
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    Yeah, deFos is fine. Oh I know that would mean a rifle, I spent years reading about guns when I was younger. It's paid off. At least I remember that British Army rifles tend to begin with 'L'.
    I've been revising them all for my Army application, it's so complicated. I actually have my initial interview tomorrow morning...
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    (Original post by micky022)
    I've been revising them all for my Army application, it's so complicated. I actually have my initial interview tomorrow morning...
    Oh, nice. Are you enlisting so they pay for your degree? Don't know if it's a good thing, or not, but Patrick Hennessey's book has made the idea of being commissioned really bloody exciting.

    Very good luck to you!
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    (Original post by micky022)
    I've been revising them all for my Army application, it's so complicated. I actually have my initial interview tomorrow morning...
    Best of luck!
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Best of luck!
    (Original post by deFossard)
    Oh, nice. Are you enlisting so they pay for your degree? Don't know if it's a good thing, or not, but Patrick Hennessey's book has made the idea of being commissioned really bloody exciting.

    Very good luck to you!
    Thanks I am hopefully going for the Undergraduate Bursary, but if not I want to join up for a bit after university anyway. I have the rest of my life to do Law, so I can do something different first.
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    (Original post by micky022)
    Thanks I am hopefully going for the Undergraduate Bursary, but if not I want to join up for a bit after university anyway. I have the rest of my life to do Law, so I can do something different first.
    Yeah, of course. It's only a three year commission, right? I'm sure it'll be an amazing experience, and with luck, we won't be fighting a miserable desert war by 2014/15. Make sure you exploit it for as much sex as possible too.
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    (Original post by micky022)
    I could join both and become Rambo...
    That's always an option...

    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Can't beat Mensur, which is German 'academic fencing'. :awesome:

    'Tab' is more pronouncable and people will have a clue what you're talking about. :p:
    Spearing something metaphorically is cool, but doing it for real is immensely more satisfying


    'Tab' is the usual spelling, yes. Plus you get to sing "Oh I'd rather be a leper than a Tab" to the tune of 'If you're happy and you know it'
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    (Original post by Incarnadine91)
    'Tab' is the usual spelling, yes. Plus you get to sing "Oh I'd rather be a leper than a Tab" to the tune of 'If you're happy and you know it'
    Just sang it. GENIUS.
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    (Original post by Incarnadine91)
    Spearing something metaphorically is cool, but doing it for real is immensely more satisfying
    I think you misunderstood me: it's 'academic' because it's done by Studentenverbindungen, but as far as I understand it the actual process involves standing your ground while attempting to cut the exposed areas of your opponents face and bear your own injuries stoically (see Wikipedia). Much as the idea of being able to show people the scar "from a duel" for the rest of my life, I would probably wimp out in reality though.

    Unless the archery soc runs paintball-style battle archery, that could be fun. :p:
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    (Original post by Incarnadine91)
    Join the Oxford University Company of Archers and you get kitted out with an offensive weapon capable of punching through plate armour at 100 yards. I worry about us sometimes.
    Is it really called the Oxford University Company of Archers?
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    Just sang it. GENIUS.
    The sometimes-second-to-last line (if you're feeling risque) is "I'd rather be a leper 'cos I hear the sex is better"

    (Original post by dbmag9)
    I think you misunderstood me: it's 'academic' because it's done by Studentenverbindungen, but as far as I understand it the actual process involves standing your ground while attempting to cut the exposed areas of your opponents face and bear your own injuries stoically (see Wikipedia). Much as the idea of being able to show people the scar "from a duel" for the rest of my life, I would probably wimp out in reality though.

    Unless the archery soc runs paintball-style battle archery, that could be fun. :p:
    Ouch No, we don't do that - we got in enough trouble with heath and safety for having only the one metal-wired curtain over the gallery of the sports hall... Labelled "this will not stop an arrow", amusingly enough. Having been on the pointy end of the arrow before, I can sympathise.

    (Original post by The Anti-Hero)
    Is it really called the Oxford University Company of Archers?
    Yes it is, OUCofA for short, so as to not be confused with the... infamous OUCA. Check us out.
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    (Original post by Incarnadine91)
    The sometimes-second-to-last line (if you're feeling risque) is "I'd rather be a leper 'cos I hear the sex is better"



    Ouch No, we don't do that - we got in enough trouble with heath and safety for having only the one metal-wired curtain over the gallery of the sports hall... Labelled "this will not stop an arrow", amusingly enough.



    Yes it is, OUCofA for short, so as to not be confused with the... infamous OUCA. Check us out.
    Company of Archers...

    For a medieval history/fantasy fiction nerd, that sounds like a dream come true.
    I'm even more sold than I was before!
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    (Original post by The Anti-Hero)
    Company of Archers...

    For a medieval history/fantasy fiction nerd, that sounds like a dream come true.
    I'm even more sold than I was before!
    Yeah, we get quite a few people like yourself, and they usually end up quite good I'll have to introduce you to our longbowman...
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    (Original post by Incarnadine91)
    Yeah, we get quite a few people like yourself, and they usually end up quite good I'll have to introduce you to our longbowman...
    Ah, I've always wanted to shoot a longbow.
    And for a self confessed nerd, I have decent upper body strength too so I might even be able to draw one.

    Is strength important at all in modern archery?
 
 
 
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