- Technically, the picture is of a round of ammunition commonly called a "cartridge", which while containing a bullet at the tip of the cartridge, is incorrect as nomenclature for us "gunnies"..
- The other thing is I wonder if the "artist" pondered the true meaning of the phrase "to bite the bullet" before they decided it was a statement meant to decorate someone's home?
A typical amputation kit of the type used during the civil war, its tools were designed to be as efficient as possible to limit the suffering of the patient..they fell far short of this goal unfortunately.
The result of a days work by a surgeon of the battlefield of almost any engagement of the war..
"John decided to bite the
bullet and buy the 4 new snow tires for his family van rather than
risk driving in snow with his family this year."
No SGLI insurance for this guy or his family…poor guy…I hope his life was as easy as it could have been for him.
So next time someone causally throws out "bite the bullet" or you see a piece of home decor with this colorful expression on it I hope you take a second and remember the warriors (on both sides) that truly endured the horror of "bitting the bullet" and be thankful that men still stand today in their place willing to put themselves in harms way for us.