The Art of Tetman Callis

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June 11th, 2015 · 8 Comments

“Special emphasis should be laid on the language employed in orders. Leaders of all grades should be trained to test every word, every phrase, every sentence, for ambiguity and obscurity. If, by even the wildest stretch of the imagination, a phrase can be tortured out of its true meaning, the chance is always present that it will be. Short, simple sentences of simple, commonplace words, will go far toward making an order unmistakable.” – George C. Marshall, Infantry in Battle

Tags: The Second World War

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Averil // Jun 11, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Yes, sir!

  • 2 admin // Jun 12, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Front and center! Ten-HUT!

  • 3 Averil // Jun 11, 2015 at 10:10 am

    (I love it when you talk dirty like that.)

  • 4 admin // Jun 12, 2015 at 5:55 am


  • 5 Averil // Jun 12, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I’m doing this, BTW. Nothing all that exciting, just a spot I’ve claimed in the ether.

  • 6 admin // Jun 13, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I knew you’d be back. Your fire was not to be quenched.

    (What template do you use? My site’s format bores me.)

  • 7 admin // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Okay. Never mind. I scrolled to the bottom and saw it’s “The Curator Theme.”

  • 8 Averil // Jun 13, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    A change of template was just enough to make blogging seem like fun again. That, and a six month break…

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