We don't have all that many WWII vets left nowadays, and it shows.
The other day, I was absent-mindedly flipping through a mail-order catalog while I ate breakfast, and I found a section on "homestyle" foods. One of the items was for cans of creamed chipped beef. The description of the stuff was glowing and included a couple of testimonials from "reviewers." But what really made me raise my eyebrows was that the blurb read that creamed chipped beef was "lovingly called SOS by members of the armed forces during WWII."
Uh, sort of.
Dad (yes, he's a WWII vet) -- whenever someone makes a reference to this garbage -- still apologetically refers to it by it's "proper" military nickname, which was "sh-- on a shingle." Oh, that could be abbreviated to SOS, but not "lovingly." The stuff looked/looks like vomit and apparently is only one step better than starvation.
Yes, I know that sales people are supposed to make things look better than they really are, but either these writers need to leave their spiel at things like "fresh ingredients" or else they need a real history lesson. Pronto.