The good, the few and the proud. Goes something like that I think. Got a wild hair to delve into the origination of the term "Jarhead" this morning. I have used the term all my life and I have always meant it in a positive way. Actually have used the term with respect to those whom I have addressed it to. Come to find out in my wanderings in the ether that the term is considered to be pejorative, i.e. disparage or belittle. The last thing I want to do is disparage or belittle a Marine, esp if I am in reaching distance of his paw or his sniper scope. I happen to like these guys. Supposedly the term originated from mules. If you have ever been around or handled mules you know that they are often called jugheads. Now "that" is meant to be disparaging, stubborn SOB's that they are. Yet I have never met a dumb mule. On a scale of brains with horses they are a 10 compared to a horses -1. The term then was gradually used to describe Marines, "Jarhead" It meant hard to deal with or stubborn marines. Have never met a Marine that was hard to deal with or stubborn. Most of them have just been crazy. But that's alright. So what ya think those of ya out there that ain't stubborn or hard to deal with can I keep calling you "Jarheads" or should I duck and run?