Rossputin
07/29/10

FUBAR apologies to the Army

Alert reader, long-time US Army Reservist, and Republican candidate for Secretary of State of Colorado, Scott Gessler pointed out to me that I mistakenly implied in my recent Human Events article about Colorado's GOP primary for governor that the term "FUBAR" was a U.S. Marine expression.

Its creation is indeed, as Scott points out, attributed to the Army.

My apologies to the Army for not correctly attributing this most valuable piece of American linguistics.

2 comments

# Paul Prosise   on 07/29/10 at 16:40
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FUBAR proving this true. funniest correction I've seen Ross. "In the 1944 U.S. Army animated short The Three Brothers (directed by Friz Freleng),[1] a character named Fubar is a brother of Private Snafu (Situation Normal, All F*****d Up)[2] and Tarfu (Things Are Really F*****d Up, or Totally and Royally F*****d Up)."
# Joe Harrington on 07/29/10 at 16:46
The phrase FUBAR might have been invented by the US ARMY but the idea behind it was invented by the Colorado Republican Party and embodied in a well known book on principles of governing written by a Mr. Murphy.
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