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Geoffrey_Ironfist #1 Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:26 PM

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The British commander says something like "Up an anum lads!" when the game starts. Does anyone know what it means?

unhappy_bunny #2 Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:32 PM

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Its "up and at 'em lads" 

Probably from WW1 and the attacks launched from the trenches. 

 

Or possibly earlier, say Wellington's time as he would have his troops behind a ridge out of sight of the enemy. 

 

I can remember my Mum saying it when trying to get me out of bed in the mornings.


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I thought it was 'Up an Adam'

 

 

 

 

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It's a Simpsons quote.



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View Postunhappy_bunny, on 13 February 2020 - 07:32 PM, said:

Its "up and at 'em lads" 

Probably from WW1 and the attacks launched from the trenches. 

 

Or possibly earlier, say Wellington's time as he would have his troops behind a ridge out of sight of the enemy. 

 

I can remember my Mum saying it when trying to get me out of bed in the mornings.

 

Now Wellington chaps, was a jolly good fellow! No one could have said that better, not even my British tank commanders!



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View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 13 February 2020 - 07:34 PM, said:

I thought it was 'Up an Adam'

 

 

 

 

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Oh boy.

 

Oh boy oh boy...oh no...



malachi6 #7 Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:50 PM

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I believe "Up and at em' lads" was first used during Arthur Wellesly's (Duke of Wellington) time in India (1797-1804).  Seringapatam, Assaye, Argaum, Gawilghur.

 

"Guards up and at them".  Made famous during the Battle of Waterloo. (1815)


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8126Jakobsson #8 Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:53 PM

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First I thought it was "up in atoms". Strange thing to say when you're rolling out.  

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View PostGeoffrey_Ironfist, on 13 February 2020 - 06:26 PM, said:

 "Up an anum lads!" 

It's not that kind of game.:hiding:



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View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 13 February 2020 - 07:34 PM, said:

I thought it was 'Up an Adam'

 

 

 

 

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Bloody Germans.  :)



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View PostGeoffrey_Ironfist, on 13 February 2020 - 06:39 PM, said:

 

Now Wellington chaps, was a jolly good fellow! No one could have said that better, not even my British tank commanders!

 

He was indeed, and completely, utterly British. Just like Churchill. And Brunel. :amazed:

 



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View PostBravelyRanAway, on 13 February 2020 - 07:53 PM, said:

It's not that kind of game.:hiding:

 

I should have never studied Latin, you can get confused, if you did not know what Wellington said to his lads that fateful day.



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View PostGeoffrey_Ironfist, on 13 February 2020 - 07:26 PM, said:

The British commander says something like "Up an anum lads!" when the game starts. Does anyone know what it means?

 

As a non-native speaker, I was wondering the same thing all the time.



malachi6 #14 Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:25 PM

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View Posthoveruss, on 13 February 2020 - 07:55 PM, said:

 

He was indeed, and completely, utterly British. Just like Churchill. And Brunel. :amazed:

 

 

Actually he was Anglo-Irish



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View PostNekoPuffer_PPP, on 13 February 2020 - 06:41 PM, said:

 

Oh boy.

 

Oh boy oh boy...oh no...


EVERY time you hear that now - 'up an Adam lads' :D

Sorry:(

Not really :P



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View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 13 February 2020 - 08:33 PM, said:


EVERY time you hear that now - 'up an Adam lads' :D

Sorry:(

 

 

Up an Adam lads! I mean, up in atoms lads!  I hope someone does a voiceover.



Erwin_Von_Braun #17 Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:43 PM

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View PostCmdRatScabies, on 13 February 2020 - 06:54 PM, said:

Bloody Germans.  :)


This may surprise you comrade but I'm as English as the Queen...……...:hiding:

 

 



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View Postmalachi6, on 13 February 2020 - 07:25 PM, said:

 

Actually he was Anglo-Irish

 

 

Born in the island of Ireland, indeed.

 

 

What what



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While we are on the subject of commander voices... the french commander says something that sounds like respect the glucose! which me and the gf find a bit funny. She's a diabetic.

 

Since I know no french I can very much live with how much of a fool I'm looking now, but anyone have any idea what it is he is actually saying, in french, and what the translation is?



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View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 13 February 2020 - 08:43 PM, said:

This may surprise you comrade but I'm as English as the Queen...……...:hiding:

 

That sounds very English, indeed, old chap.




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