admiration son, that's the word you should be using.
I cant but help shake my head at the misuse of quotes here. How did the words you quoted lead your response? Clearly you didnt do me the courtesy of properly reading my post. You would have seen that my pride is not an egocentric emotion. Pride can also mean pleasure, respect and admiration at what other people have done.
Sorry I didnt phrase it correctly, but I think I've answered your grammatical challenge and I'll comfortably suggest that you came off second best old son. Barbeque or tomato sauce with your humble pie?
Uhh congratulations on making the emotional effort to realize you have parents who made sacrifices.
I wished I'd laid a bet on you not understanding my experience because you clearly didnt. In plain English, just for you, the emotional effort bit refers to having a father who was clearly negatively effected by the war, and such effects were indirectly experienced by me. Exmaple:
Me as a young fellow when eating tomato soup with my dad, who's close to tears - "Dad, what's wrong?". Dad - "I was eating tomato soup when my dad's friends came and told me and my mum that my father had just been killed by a dive bomber" or when I questioned dad "Why dont you like German Shepherds?" and dad says "because those fukin Kraut bastards used them against children" or when I asked my dad "why have you got all those little holes in your legs" and he tells me it was because he was shot at with a machine gun and concrete shards shredded his legs. Emotional effort to hear this **** - YOU BET MATE! Dont try and dishonour me by insinuating I'm trying to appropriate kudos that arent mine. If you dont understand, ask first. If you dont want to understand and simply use this forum to try to impress with your witty analyses of what pride is and who is allowed to have it an in what context then you've been shown up for what you are.
Oh, and the really special last paragraph of talking about me in the 3rd person as some type of pretend soldier and valour thief - I must say I'm at a loss to respond, and that's rare for me because I do this type of stuff for a living. All I can do is shake my head.
So here's the second bit of free advice I'll give you because you failed to follow the first bit and got burnt - know what you're talking about and dont underestimate your audience or adversary, because not everyone will swallow what you say. Next time if you disagree with something I say, approach me politely and express it respectfully. If you dont get the gist of what I say, ask for clarification. If you still disagree, then at least the contentious point will be clear and I wont have to waste my time doing this again.