A compendium of Flashman quotes, that was produced one damned entry at a time.
Friday, 16 March 2012
So damned military
“I bumped into the sergeant of the guard, accidental-a-purpose. A waxed-moustached old turnip-head who's so damned military he probably rides his wife by the numbers — almost ruptured himself comin’ to attention when I happened by.”
Flashman and the Tiger, p.123, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2000.