WASHINGTON, DC - In light of recruiting shortfalls, a near standstill in re-enlistment, and rock-bottom troop morale, U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee announced Monday that the Marines will alter their unofficial slogan, abbreviating it to the more accurate "The Few." Hagee said, "We are still the Marines, the premier combat arm of the U.S. military." The Marines will also change their motto to Semper Fidelis, Sic Non Sapienti, or "Always Faithful, But This Is Just Ridiculous."
You may occasionally hear Marines say "Semper Fi", usually among themselves. In its shortened form it means something like, "I've got mine. You're on your own", or "Pull up the ladder, I'm on board."