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Old 09-12-2017, 01:05 PM   #113
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Originally Posted by pwalker8 View Post
I've heard a lot of people use rotsee rather than R.O.T.C. When I was in college, back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, one of my roomate's friends was known as Rotsee Ray because he was in the R.O.T.C.
I've heard rotsee a lot, myself. Strangely enough also back in my college years. Two syllables vs four. *shrug* The shortened, shortened version is self explanatory if you have to use it a lot.

It wouldn't have really distracted me much, but I can see how it would others. "Are Oh Tee See" would definitely be the "safer" pronunciation. But understanding how much (and how often) the creation and usage of new acronyms were used as humorous interludes/banter in the book itself, I wouldn't be surprised at all if "rotsee" was a purposeful inside joke.
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