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Re: what do these names mean?
- Subject: Re: what do these names mean?
- From: Andrew Rodenhiser
- Date: Thu, 29 Jun 1995 19:00:09
Ryan Benson <rbenson\!/is.dal.ca> corrected us with:
}On Wed, 28 Jun 1995, waxing apathetic wrote:
}> I think that I have heard Sebastian or one of the Post describing the
}> origins of the term "hardship post". According to them it was a crap job
}> which one would take, usually for a term of some sort, usually in the
}> middle of noplace, or on a fishing trawler or something. This is likely
}> a regionally specific term, as I haven't heard it here in Nova Scotia,
}> just a hop down the coast from the illustrious Newfoundland and Labrador.
}Actually, it's not a regional term; it's a military term, though you have
}the right idea about the meaning. It refers to a posting which for one
}reason or another will inflict some kind of hardship on those sent there
}(ie a Greenland weather station, a desert, Scarborough, etc). While
}there, you would generally get some kind of bonus to your pay to make up
}for being stuck in the boonies. Maybe HP was saying something about
}trying to make it in the East Coast music scene...?
I'm glad to finally find out what this means. I knew that The Hardship
Post was the nickname for the post in the middle of the stage at the
Deuce, but I figured that it was named for the band, not the other way