[QUOTE]\n[QUOTE=" (Phred)"]\nwords to that effect. I was a bit peeved at the time, but then I felt\nthat anyone going through life with a "III" embedded in his name is\nentitled to a bit of consideration. ;-)[/QUOTE]\n\nI realize that the concept may be difficult to grasp for a person who\nstyles himself "Phred" [or worse, ppnerk, with or without the \n:-)\n\nDELETETHIS], but for some the concept "honor thy father ..." [and in\nmy case, grandfather, too] remains a living one.[/QUOTE]\n\nYes, it's an interesting custom you have over there. But the rest of\nus sometimes wonder why so many fathers condemn their sons to go\nthrough life called "Junior". Not so bad once it gets to the IIIrd I\nadmit, as that sounds almost regal. (Though mad George III seems to\nbe the most notable or notorious -\- depending on ones view of the\noutcomes of the era -\- of that designation.)\n[QUOTE]\nI *am* at an age [just about to turn 60] when my III suffix would\ncustomarily be discarded; not least of all because with my\nfather/grandfather long since interred in ANC, there is no chance of\nconfusing me with them on the part of banks, the IRS, etc. However, as\nthe last in our particular line of citizen soldiers [OJ WWI, OJ Jr\nWWII, OJ III VN], I have chosen to continue using my suffix in honor\nof "Big Og" and "Bud" Johnson.[/QUOTE]\n\nFair enough. [Given that, you might be interested to know that the\nlocal Nam vets are causing their annual ructions around here by\nsetting up camp again in one of the more remote national parks on Cape\nYork Peninsula about 400 km north of Cairns. The camp is to mark\nremembrance of the Battle of Long Tan, and the spokesman for the group\nis Major Les Hiddins (TV's popular "Bush Food" man) who wrote the army\nmanual on survival in the Australian bush in about 1980 and has a huge\npublic profile. All very embarrassing to the Queensland state\ngovernment who claim the vets have no right to be there; but quite\nhilarious for the onlookers to see the QG caught in such a PR bind!]\n[QUOTE]\nAs to the "nitpicking"; I suspect that in subsequent posts I have made\nmy original intention and meaning clear to everyone; save, perhaps,\nDavid Lipman and, I see now, Phred.[/QUOTE]\n\nI'm delighted you may want to save Dave after all; but I doubt if you\ncan really see me. [Ah, the meanings of words...]\n\n\nCheers, Phred.