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How many men per troop?
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Feb 18, 2003, 05:25 PM
 
I hear all this about Bush sending this and that many troops to Iraq...makes me wonder how many people are in a troop?
     
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Feb 18, 2003, 05:51 PM
 
Originally posted by el chupacabra:
I hear all this about Bush sending this and that many troops to Iraq...makes me wonder how many people are in a troop?
Only one.

Troops are members of the armed forces, male or female. So a group of 100 troops just means a group of 100 soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, etc. It's just a way to refer to them collectively without specifying the service they belong to.

A "troop" can also be a specific number of cavalrymen in the US Army. It's about a hundred men and any other part of the US Army other than the cavalry would call a troop a company. But that isn't what you are reading about in the newspapers.
     
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Feb 18, 2003, 07:45 PM
 
Originally posted by SimeyTheLimey:

A "troop" can also be a specific number of cavalrymen in the US Army. It's about a hundred men and any other part of the US Army other than the cavalry would call a troop a company. But that isn't what you are reading about in the newspapers.
I thought that kind was spelt "troup", unless it's one of those American / Rest of the World spelling things. The more I look at it, what a ridiculous word troop/troup is. Actually, I'm sure the collective noun for baboons is a troup.
     
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Feb 18, 2003, 07:47 PM
 
Originally posted by talisker:
I thought that kind was spelt "troup", unless it's one of those American / Rest of the World spelling things. The more I look at it, what a ridiculous word troop/troup is.
Nope. Troop. Unless you are in the theater, in which case it is troupe.
     
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Feb 18, 2003, 07:48 PM
 
Originally posted by SimeyTheLimey:
Nope. Troop. Unless you are in the theater, in which case it is troupe.
Good point, it's troupe I'm thinking of. Although I don't think baboons go to the theatre.
     
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Feb 18, 2003, 07:50 PM
 
Originally posted by talisker:
Good point, it's troupe I'm thinking of. Although I don't think baboons go to the theatre.
Great. Thankyouverymuch. Now I have Abba on the brain. Super trouper . . .
     
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Feb 18, 2003, 08:08 PM
 
Originally posted by SimeyTheLimey:
Great. Thankyouverymuch. Now I have Abba on the brain. Super trouper . . .
YOU BASTARD! NOW I'M INFECTED TOO!
     
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Feb 18, 2003, 10:19 PM
 
In case you'd forgotten...

ABBA
Super Trouper

Super Trouper beams are gonna blind me
But I won't feel blue
Like I always do
'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you

I was sick and tired of everything
When I called you last night from Glasgow
All I do is eat and sleep and sing
Wishing every show was the last show
(Wishing every show was the last show)
So imagine I was glad to hear you're coming
(Glad to hear you're coming)
Suddenly I feel all right
(And suddenly it's gonna be)
And it's gonna be so different
When I'm on the stage tonight

Tonight the
Super Trouper lights are gonna find me
Shining like the sun
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Smiling, having fun
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Feeling like a number one
Tonight the
Super Trouper beams are gonna blind me
But I won't feel blue
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Like I always do
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you

Facing twenty thousand of your friends
How can anyone be so lonely
Part of a success that never ends
Still I'm thinking about you only
(Still I'm thinking about you only)
There are moments when I think I'm going crazy
(Think I'm going crazy)
But it's gonna be alright
(You'll soon be changing everything)
Everything will be so different
When I'm on the stage tonight

Tonight the
Super Trouper lights are gonna find me
Shining like the sun
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Smiling, having fun
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Feeling like a number one
Tonight the
Super Trouper beams are gonna blind me
But I won't feel blue
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Like I always do
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you

So I'll be there when you arrive
The sight of you will prove to me I'm still alive
And when you take me in your arms
And hold me tight
I know it's gonna mean so much tonight

Tonight the
Super Trouper lights are gonna find me
Shining like the sun
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Smiling, having fun
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Feeling like a number one
Tonight the
Super Trouper beams are gonna blind me
But I won't feel blue
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Like I always do
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you

(repeat and fade)
     
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Feb 18, 2003, 10:36 PM
 
now that is one of the funniest ways i've seen a thread get sidetracked....

cripes....i am infected now too.
damn you agnetha
damn you benny
damn you bjorn
damn you anni-frid
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity...
     
   
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