GyG: The Marines As Devil Dogs, etc.
‘Devil Dog‘ term taking a beating
Lately, reactions to the Corps’ longtime nickname generally depend on the age of the Marine listening.
A generational divide is opening around the term “Devil Dog,” which came into use 90 years ago on the battlefields of France. While it’s been a term of colloquial endearment for generations of leathernecks, some of the newest and youngest Marines say they’re tired of being called Devil Dogs. They even take offense at the term.