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Pet peeve - "rear" vs "front lines" usage

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I see it a ton, and I just caught a corner case in Alternative during a dialog with Kashiwagi.

You are either "on the front lines" or "in the rear" / "in garrison."  You're not "on/at the rear lines."  You're not "behind the front lines" unless you're mangling "behind enemy lines," in which case it's even more serious than being "on the front lines."

So, to be specific, the line "So they basically think we UN troops are just twiddling our thumbs here behind the front lines" should be "So they basically think we UN troops are just twiddling our thumbs in the rear."

It was handled correctly in a dialog between Yuuko and Cpt. Kozawa during the evacuation of Sadogashima, though ("The last thing any of us want is to sit on our hands in the rear.") - so kudos for that!

Generally, Muv Luv has been really good about this but this really annoyed me in the Total Eclipse subtitles.

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