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2006-02-16 22:38:44

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As star of the landmark TV comedy "M*A*S*H," Alan Alda played as big a role as anyone in transforming the acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital into a pop-culture buzzword. Thus, the actor best known for playing the wisecracking Army surgeon "Hawkeye" Pierce was surprised, and a bit wistful, at learning on Thursday the last real-life MASH unit had been decommissioned by the U.S. Army and handed over to Pakistan. In keeping with the acerbic...

2006-02-16 19:55:34

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As star of the landmark TV comedy "M*A*S*H," Alan Alda played as big a role as anyone in transforming the acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital into a pop-culture buzzword. Thus, the actor best known for playing the wisecracking Army surgeon "Hawkeye" Pierce was surprised, and a bit wistful, at learning on Thursday the last real-life MASH unit had been decommissioned by the U.S. Army and handed over to Pakistan. In keeping with the acerbic...

2006-02-16 19:54:36

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As star of the landmark TV comedy "M*A*S*H," Alan Alda played as big a role as anyone in transforming the acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital into a pop-culture buzzword. Thus, the actor best known for playing the wisecracking Army surgeon "Hawkeye" Pierce was surprised, and a bit wistful, at learning on Thursday the last real-life MASH unit had been decommissioned by the U.S. Army and handed over to Pakistan. In keeping with the acerbic...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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