I’ve seen this a lot in the military community, spouses and service members getting mad when they are called a Solider instead of a Marine, Airman or Sailor.
For me personally, I think this is a silly thing to get upset about.
Before I met my husband I had no idea the were different titles for the branches of the service, and I certainly couldn’t tell them apart if I did see someone in uniform (to be honest, I still mix up the Air Force and Army camouflage lol).
So when somebody calles a Marine a Soldier, I feel that they aren’t doing it on purpose to be insulting, they are just ignorant. So I see no needs to get upset about it.
I know some Marines feel like they worked hard to earn the title of Marine, and therefore they have the right to correct people and cope an attitude. But I still don’t think it’s necessary.
Jeremy will correct people sometimes, but never in a rude way, and only with friends and family.
If a random stranger makes an effort to thank him for his service or something, he isn’t going to correct them and say, “actually, I’m a Marine”. Just take the compliment with a smile and appreciate the thought behind it.
Has anybody else experienced this? Does your spouse correct people and get annoyed when they are called by the wrong title?