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December 17, 2008 9:50 AM   Subscribe

This is my question. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

What is that phrase from? "There are many like it, but this one is mine." I keep hearing it and using it occasionally and I don't even know its origin. Is it from something specific or just a common phrase?
posted by als129 to Grab Bag (18 answers total)
 
Isn't it from the gun-training courses for the army or something?
posted by Grither at 9:56 AM on December 17, 2008


The Rifleman's Creed
posted by LionIndex at 9:56 AM on December 17, 2008


I first heard it as "this is my rifle. there are many others like it, but this one is mine," as part of the Rifleman's Creed. *I* first heard it in Full Metal Jacket, of course.
posted by disillusioned at 9:56 AM on December 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


when used as a quote I think it's refrencing the boot camp sequence of Full Metal Jacket
posted by Kellydamnit at 9:57 AM on December 17, 2008


Rifleman's Creed
posted by ijustwantyourhalf at 9:57 AM on December 17, 2008


Yes, from basic.
posted by rbs at 9:57 AM on December 17, 2008


The Rifleman's Creed.
posted by Tomorrowful at 9:57 AM on December 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


From The Creed Of A United States Marine (My Rifle)
posted by lordrunningclam at 9:58 AM on December 17, 2008


and of course, the movie that made it famous to all of us non-leathernecks.
posted by nushustu at 9:58 AM on December 17, 2008


WOW. Thanks everyone.
posted by als129 at 10:00 AM on December 17, 2008


Mattbucher had a good post on the blue about it last month.
posted by dirtdirt at 10:06 AM on December 17, 2008


Recently previously
posted by mattbucher at 10:06 AM on December 17, 2008


It was used in the often-quoted, very quotable Full Metal Jacket, which certainly has something to do with its ubiquity.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 10:56 AM on December 17, 2008


also has a nice scene in slacker
posted by alkupe at 11:24 AM on December 17, 2008


Or instead of the Rifleman's Creed: The BFG Creed
posted by Deflagro at 11:51 AM on December 17, 2008


Further Evidence: This is my voice-Shane Koyczan (Modern poet)

"This is my voice. There are many like it, but this one is mine."
posted by bradly at 1:54 PM on December 17, 2008


It was quoted in a recent Family Guy episode too. Maybe where you heard it recently?
posted by JuiceBoxHero at 2:23 PM on December 17, 2008


also makes a couple appearances in Jarhead.
posted by messylissa at 2:44 PM on December 17, 2008


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