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Old 27th Mar 2021, 22:46
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I can understand how awkward it must have been for matelots to shave when bobbing up and down on the briny centuries ago, hence having a 'set' became a naval tradition, along with rum (no longer), bum (now legal...) and the cat (fortunately no longer). But for others unless it's a religious or medical thing, being a weird beard smacks of laziness.

But hey, if you want to look like a ZZ Top impersonater, trendy lefty Corbychev clone or an a***hole with dentures, that's up to you.... The impression your appearance conveys to others is something you might care to consider though.

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Old 28th Mar 2021, 02:50
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After a response like that I would expect a fresh crop of blokes would grow a beard just to p1ss you off!

If ever you’d set out to make a single post that shows just how out of touch you have become with the modern military (or even the modern world) that would be it.

Why on Earth should anybody give a monkeys what you think when your views are so crassly demonstrated?

Unless of course you are just on a trolling trip. In which case you got me. Bravo!

BV

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Old 28th Mar 2021, 07:48
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Originally Posted by BEagle
I can understand how awkward it must have been for matelots to shave when bobbing up and down on the briny centuries ago, hence having a 'set' became a naval tradition, along with rum (no longer), bum (now legal...) and the cat (fortunately no longer). But for others unless it's a religious or medical thing, being a weird beard smacks of laziness.

But hey, if you want to look like a ZZ Top impersonater, trendy lefty Corbychev clone or an a***hole with dentures, that's up to you.... The impression your appearance conveys to others is something you might care to consider though.
the old folk are revolting...
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 11:26
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A beard with a covid mask looks like underwear advertising from the 1970s
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 11:44
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Originally Posted by BEagle
I can understand how awkward it must have been for matelots to shave when bobbing up and down on the briny centuries ago, hence having a 'set' became a naval tradition, along with rum (no longer), bum (now legal...) and the cat (fortunately no longer). But for others unless it's a religious or medical thing, being a weird beard smacks of laziness.

But hey, if you want to look like a ZZ Top impersonater, trendy lefty Corbychev clone or an a***hole with dentures, that's up to you.... The impression your appearance conveys to others is something you might care to consider though.
Why would you care what others think of you? Be happy with who you are and bugger what anyone else thinks of you. The only healthy sane way of getting through life.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 11:52
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As per my earlier post, I love the fact that the people who it doesn't affect are the ones getting bent out of shape about it....
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 11:54
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Originally Posted by alfred_the_great
the old folk are revolting...
Some old folk are very revolting!


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Old 28th Mar 2021, 12:00
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Originally Posted by Bob Viking
After a response like that I would expect a fresh crop of blokes would grow a beard just to p1ss you off!

If ever you’d set out to make a single post that shows just how out of touch you have become with the modern military (or even the modern world) that would be it.

Why on Earth should anybody give a monkeys what you think when your views are so crassly demonstrated?

Unless of course you are just on a trolling trip. In which case you got me. Bravo!

BV
Bravo, be careful though as you’ll likely be censored for a ‘personal attack’ despite the fact that certain individuals deem an attack on a group of individuals entirely acceptable.

It is a shame that a forum which was once a genuine source of info has lost the vast majority of it’s serving patrons due to the self important attitudes of a few.

No doubt the stock ad hominem responses will be rolled out by the standard individuals with an utter inability to look at their own actions through the same glass.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 16:18
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When I wrote
But hey, if you want to look like a ZZ Top impersonater, trendy lefty Corbychev clone or an a***hole with dentures, that's up to you....
I wasn't aiming that comment at anyone in particular.

I might think that beards look scruffy, others might not. That's up to the individual.

1970s underwear advertising - brilliant!
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 16:55
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Originally Posted by inbalance
A beard with a covid mask looks like underwear advertising from the 1970s
Brilliant!

What a nasty gross mental picture that conjures up!

Made my day!
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 17:16
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Originally Posted by BEagle
When I wrote I wasn't aiming that comment at anyone in particular.

I might think that beards look scruffy, others might not. That's up to the individual.

1970s underwear advertising - brilliant!
But you were, you were aiming it at anyone with a beard.

Just like every time you use “Untermenschen” or any other of your favourite dismissive terms.

Just because you don’t use a name doesn’t mean it isn’t personnel.

If you wish to state your views then state them, the childish insults long ago became more than a little wearing.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 18:17
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Originally Posted by Toadstool
Other than demonstrating manliness by being clean shaven...
One could observe that the ability to grow a beard is a sign of manliness, figuratively and/or literally!
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 18:44
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...and that you don't mind the 'velcro effect'......
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 20:06
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Originally Posted by artyhug
But you were, you were aiming it at anyone with a beard.

Just like every time you use “Untermenschen” or any other of your favourite dismissive terms.

Just because you don’t use a name doesn’t mean it isn’t personnel.

If you wish to state your views then state them, the childish insults long ago became more than a little wearing.
Personnel?

I am annoyed by people who do not check their posts before pressing send..

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Old 28th Mar 2021, 20:31
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As a "registered" oldie with quite a few years service in the Royal Air Force (long ago!!), and several years service in a couple of other Air Forces, whose native members wore beards if they so wished, I can see no problem, provided that the owners are still smart - as were the ones I knew!! There really cannot be a problem in today's Armed Forces as long as the members are professional and, by definition, smart!

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