So Riddle me Why .... Spanish, or French? - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > The Campfire
The Campfire Got something besides hunting on your mind? Discuss anything "off topic" around the campfire.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2012, 11:34 PM
Scorpion8's Avatar
Scorpion8 Scorpion8 is offline
B&C 120 Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SE-AK
Posts: 461
Default So Riddle me Why .... Spanish, or French?

Everything you pick up these days has Spanish-language instructions on it, Spanish-language ingredients, Spanish-language comments.....except firearms ammunition. It has secondary info on it in French. French!?!? Remington ammo has info in French, as cartouches for cartridges.

Any ideas why, in this day and age? French is a dying language among many dying languages. And the French aren't a huge market for ammunition, since it's not used in retreating from anything.

Anybody shed some light on this conundrum?
__________________
NRA Life member
NAHC Life member
USN Retired
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2012, 03:52 AM
gfdeputy2's Avatar
gfdeputy2 gfdeputy2 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 2,862
Default

Ammunition is a generic term derived from the French language la munition
This could be why it is still on ammo boxes today
__________________
Remember when posting what may seem innocent to you may not to others,
text shows NO emotions so please,,, don't take it personal & automatically go on the defense.
Take it w/ a grain of salt, take it as a joke or just let it go.

"If George Washington was asked for his I.D. do you think he just wipped out a quarter?"
Steven Wright
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2012, 12:23 AM
Scorpion8's Avatar
Scorpion8 Scorpion8 is offline
B&C 120 Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SE-AK
Posts: 461
Default

Nah, that can't be it. They could have easily gone back into any of the Latin dialects that pre-dated French in that case. Remington isn't French. So why?
__________________
NRA Life member
NAHC Life member
USN Retired
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2012, 03:38 AM
gfdeputy2's Avatar
gfdeputy2 gfdeputy2 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 2,862
Default

Sorry scorpion that is all I got
E-mail Remington maybe they could tell you
__________________
Remember when posting what may seem innocent to you may not to others,
text shows NO emotions so please,,, don't take it personal & automatically go on the defense.
Take it w/ a grain of salt, take it as a joke or just let it go.

"If George Washington was asked for his I.D. do you think he just wipped out a quarter?"
Steven Wright
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-03-2012, 12:16 PM
tator's Avatar
tator tator is offline
B&C 180 Class
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North-Central Missouri
Posts: 3,182
Default

throw the non-english crap in the trash and drive on BIGGON
__________________
...and on that day when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my times has come, still my soul will sing Your praise unending, ten thousand years and then forevermore!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2012, 03:50 PM
Scorpion8's Avatar
Scorpion8 Scorpion8 is offline
B&C 120 Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SE-AK
Posts: 461
Default

Well pretty sure I've seen this also on non-Remington boxes too. I'll swing by the LGS and have a look.
__________________
NRA Life member
NAHC Life member
USN Retired
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man7693
buckfever5650
BruceBruce19595423
timberghost3916
joel the signman3608
tator3182
gfdeputy22862
delbert1512
Buckshot1219
hunt NH1203
Photos
2012 Deer Season
WhoDat
2012 Deer Season
Team DHC Articles


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 AM.



    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8