Gina Cavallaro of the Military Times news org uncovers a (in our minds) rather unfair order...for the Marines:
...So here’s the news: audible farting has been banned for some Marines downrange because it offends the Afghans.
I know there are many things in the Afghan culture that don’t seem normal to Americans and it’s hard to spend seven months working in someone else’s back yard. Still, the Marines I saw downrange are doing a pretty good job at trying to do the right thing around the Afghans.
They’re not supposed to cuss because it could be misunderstood (that one goes out the window a lot).
But farting? That’s practically a sport...
Remember Marines, remain Silent Butt Deadly!