Posted by: Jack Henry | November 10, 2016

Editor’s Corner: Veterans Day

Are you wondering if there is an apostrophe in Veterans Day?

According to the Office of Public Affairs website, “Veterans Day does not include an apostrophe but does include an ‘s’ at the end of ‘veterans’ because it is not a day that ‘belongs’ to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans."

And in honor of Veterans Day, here is a list of words that have military origins (from Merriam-Webster).

ginormous: extremely large

picket: a person posted for a demonstration or protest

jamoke: coffee

umpteen: very many : indefinitely numerous

raunchy: (1) slovenly, dirty (2) obscene, smutty

skedaddle: run away, scram; especially : flee in a panic

skosh: a small amount

clobber: to defeat overwhelmingly

spit and polish: extreme attention to cleanliness, orderliness, smartness of appearance, and ceremony

cannibalize: to make use of (a part taken from one thing) in building, repairing, or creating something else

Thank you to all the brave men and women who serve or have served our country to protect our freedom.

Jackie Solano | Technical Editor | Symitar®

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