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researching nicknames and monikers...

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Riven_Cole, Jun 29, 2013.

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  1. Riven_Cole

    Riven_Cole Member

    Jun 4, 2012
    for various bayonets. first, if this is posted in the wrong section i apologize and hope it gets moved to appropriate section. i put this here because it is about bladed/spike weapons
    now, i am trying to research what nicknames were given to certain bayonets (beyond simply the generic moniker of "the pig sticker") specifically combloc weapon bayonets (mosin, ak, sks, etc.). google does not return much and i searched for other threads along these lines and came up with bubkas. it is something i am curious about but also will serve a purpose.
    any input is appreciated. thank you
  2. theotherwaldo

    theotherwaldo Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    In the Wild Horse Desert of Texas
    One of my Favorites: Rosalie of the First World War. Specifically, the original was the French Model 1886 Lebel Bayonet.

    The French Soldier and His Bayonet
    by Grace Fallow Norton (1876-1926)

    Farewell, my wife, farewell, Marie,
    I am going with Rosalie.

    You stand, you weep, you look at me—
    But you know the rights of Rosalie,

    And she calls, the mistress of men like me!
    I come, my little Rosalie,

    My white-lipped, silent Rosalie,
    My thin and hungry Rosalie!

    Strange you are to be heard by me.
    But I keep my pledge, pale Rosalie!

    On the long march you will cling to me
    And I shall love you, Rosalie;

    And soon you will leap and sing to me
    And I shall prove you, Rosalie;

    And you will laugh, laugh hungrily
    And your lips grow red, my Rosalie;

    And you will drink, drink deep with me.
    My fearless flushed lithe Rosalie!

    Farewell, O faithful far Marie,
    I am content with Rosalie.

    She is my love and my life to me.
    And your lone and my land—my Rosalie!

    Go mourn, go mourn in the aisle, Marie,
    She lies at my side, red Rosalie!

    Go mourn, go mourn and cry for me.
    My cry when I die will be ‘Rosalie!’
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