Originally Posted by vandal138
...why is it so difficult to understand someone if they say that they just got a sniper...Its all part of the evolution of language after all.
Fine, we can refer to Sniper Rifles as "Snipers," but ONLY on the condition that we also call Assault Rifles "Assaults," Submachine Guns "Submachines," Shotguns "Shots," and Handguns "Hands."
Taking the above into account, it's not hard
to understand someone when they simply say "Sniper;" it's just stupid.