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Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by GOFRONT(m): 8:54pm On Oct 23, 2017
I was at Mogadishu barracks some days ago and all i could hear the military men salute themselves sayin "Morning Sir!!!......Even at Night oo

To the soldiermen on here, the Navy, the Airforce, Sons and duaghters of Soldiermen on here, even civilians..

Pls Help explain d rationale behind the use of "MORNING SIR" even at Night by the miltary.

Thanks
Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by dingbang(m): 8:57pm On Oct 23, 2017
Its their culture...

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Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by oz4real83(m): 9:12pm On Oct 23, 2017
''Morning'' symbolises the beginning of a new day. It symbolises that a person is prepared and inspired for any tasks or challenges for the new day. It also means u are refreshed,re-energised and inspired for a new task or emergency. All the above are expected mindset of a military man. Greeting ''good morning'' is a way of re-echoing the above behavioural pattern or mindset.

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Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by OKUCHI11(m): 9:13pm On Oct 23, 2017
because they are military men

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Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by uncleiykeman(m): 9:15pm On Oct 23, 2017
Its cos they are zombies, terrorist army of the zoo republic.

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Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by iSlayer: 9:39pm On Oct 23, 2017
uncleiykeman:
Its cos they are zombies, terrorist army of the zoo republic.

Haahaha
Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by Nedfed(m): 9:39pm On Oct 23, 2017
Morning Sir is a military way of greeting each other. It only being use when you just seeing your superior for the first time for the day ( either morning, afternoon or night), after dat good day is allowed.

Not that you will see ur superior in the morning " morning sir" and in the afternoon too " morning sir" I think is wrong.

Well I need someone to correct me if am also wrong cause am not a soldier neither do I hav e any family member doing the job. But only got to know the little based on my observation about the force cause I love the Nigeria Army.

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Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by GOFRONT(m): 9:42pm On Oct 23, 2017
Thanks for this............

Makes me wonna think this miltary is another world entirely. Their ways so different
Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by GOFRONT(m): 9:50pm On Oct 23, 2017
Morning Sir is a military way of greeting each other. It only being use when you just seeing your superior for the first time for the day ( either morning, afternoon or night), after dat good day is allowed.

Not that you will see ur superior in the morning " morning sir" and in the afternoon too" morning sir"
I think is wrong.

Well I need someone to correct me if am also wrong cause am not a soldier neither do I hav e any family member doing the job. But only got to know the little based on my observation about the force cause I love the Nigeria Army

@Bolded the make laff wan kill me........but thanks for the Clearance
Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by Ajanacool(m): 9:53pm On Oct 23, 2017
The second comment above answers it all. I was confused as a little kid back then when my dad greets his superiors "morning sir" in d afternoon and i wouldn't know whether to greet in d same way. Until I asked and get an explanation similar to the second post above.

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Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by Londonboyrep(m): 10:02pm On Oct 23, 2017
Ok correct your english please its ‘why do’ not ‘why does’. Do for plural does for singular. Kapish?
Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by GOFRONT(m): 10:02pm On Oct 23, 2017
Yeah......i doubt he is a Civilian
Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by GOFRONT(m): 10:07pm On Oct 23, 2017
Thanks........Corrected Sir...

So why "Morning sir" even in the Evening??
Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by Nobody: 10:25pm On Oct 23, 2017
I believe this whole "morning sir greeting" started in the north. In the ppa where i served, children and even adults greet me good morning even in the night. A Mallam even told me "safe journey" after our discussion and i began to wonder if i told him i'll be travelling.

Its as a result of some of them not being able to communicate in english and their over emphasies on hausa language that caused it(remember we have a large number of northerners in the military)

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Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by kokoA(m): 10:35pm On Oct 23, 2017
Back then in command secondary school, we greeted all our military men "moorrn sir!" not "morning sir".

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Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by DonBobes(m): 11:08pm On Oct 23, 2017
uncleiykeman:
Its cos they are zombies, terrorist army of the zoo republic.
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Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by DonBobes(m): 11:15pm On Oct 23, 2017
Well wen i was a soldier in brigade of guards and while in training in depot. We were told dat der is no noon or evening in d military but morning. Dat u don't sleep at all. Even at night wen d full moon is out for all to c self u say morning sir.

But NDA changed all dat!
We were told dat its because our forefathers believed ders no evening nor rest in d military.
Dat we should change dat fact. But for where!!!! We still de greet morning sir for night. Me i dey do am well well self. So long it has nothing to do with loyalty nor discipling.

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Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by Iscoalarcon: 11:38pm On Oct 23, 2017
oz4real83:
''Morning'' symbolises the beginning of a new day. It symbolises that a person is prepared and inspired for any tasks or challenges for the new day. It also means u are refreshed,re-energised and inspired for a new task or emergency. All the above are expected mindset of a military man. Greeting ''good morning'' is a way of re-echoing the above behavioural pattern or mindset.
are you a millitary man undecided
Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by Me77: 1:15am On Oct 24, 2017
Advance countries, were the military are highly professionals, you will often hear them greeting each other by their ranks. E.g.
* Good morning Captain
* Good morning lieutenant
* Good morning sergeant. And so on...

But the Nigerian military, most especially the lower officers, has been psychological trained and programme as servants in all ramifications.
You'll see them carrying their bosses wife's handbag and umbrella as part of their work description.

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Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by godsugo: 6:33pm On Oct 23, 2023
oz4real83:
''Morning'' symbolises the beginning of a new day. It symbolises that a person is prepared and inspired for any tasks or challenges for the new day. It also means u are refreshed,re-energised and inspired for a new task or emergency. All the above are expected mindset of a military man. Greeting ''good morning'' is a way of re-echoing the above behavioural pattern or mindset.
Re: Why Do Militarymen Always Say "Morning Sir" Whenever They Greet by Racoon(m): 6:40pm On Oct 23, 2023
It is just a way of fraternities with themselves as espirit de corps.

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