an individual, typically
male, who incessantly second guesses the outcome of military battles recreated on television. Often
addicted to the History
Channel, has never served in the armed services, but is an active member of the NRA, an avid gun collector, yet doesn't hunt. Can be somewhat
oblivious to spousal interests or needs.
mercenary: "Bla, bla, bla, then you know honey, if Brigadier General Warren's scouts hadn't found Little Round Top undefended, then Colonel
Vincent wouldn't have
led his brigade up the hill and set up a picket line. If General Lee's troops had just arrived there, say, just 10 minutes
earlier, 20 tops, the Battle of Gettysburg would have
been a Confederate
victory! The rest would be history! Hey, grab me another beer, would ya?"
Wife: "You are sooo smart, snookums! You're my favorite armchair
mercenary! Get your own beer, but just one! Remember? I've got to go, uh..... go and visit my sick friend again."
mercenary: "Hey, what if the Rebel snipers
had had Barrett 50s with
match ammo? Where'd I put the remote?