Okay, so I may be a bit over-sensitive in this leftist-ruled semantics-are-king world into which we’ve been thrust, but I was standing at the check-out line at some convenience store and noticed a Bic lighter display:
I guess I don’t really need to point out the difference, the enormous connotative difference here, so I won’t. But a little part of me wilted when I saw the “USO” added at the bottom. To be fair, when you go to the USO page, they do write of “our” troops, our men and women, American patriots and heroes.
But not in this Bic campaign that (apparently) ended late last year. Here we support “the” troops. What troops? Not ours, I guess, but “the” troops. Some troops, all troops, whatever troops. Color me touchy, but I don’t like it.