Wiki speaketh thusly:In the army, a major outranks a lieutenant, but a lieutenant general outranks a major general. How did this happen historically?
Lieutenant is less than Major. If you subtract a Lieutenant from a full General, you have a bigger General remaining than if you subtract a Major.In the army, a major outranks a lieutenant, but a lieutenant general outranks a major general. How did this happen historically?
I am sooooo going to quote that out of context.Lieutenant is less than Major. If you subtract a Lieutenant from a full General, you have a bigger General remaining than if you subtract a Major.
I should have added, "That's mathematics, boy! You can't argue with mathematics!"I am sooooo going to quote that out of context.
Is that how "leftenants" were invented?Lieutenant is less than Major. If you subtract a Lieutenant from a full General, you have a bigger General remaining than if you subtract a Major.
Is that how "leftenants" were invented?
By the transitive property, if you subtract Major from full General, you are ... left tenant?