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Old 06-23-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Where I'm At
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One of the things I really liked about the military was some of the unusual jargon we would use, such as:

1. Unsecured Chow: Food left unattended for more than 2 seconds (the food would either disappear completely or it would end up with "it-wasn't-me" bite marks).

2. Liberated or Procured: Who hasn't "liberated" ink pens, Post-It pads, and copy paper from the supply room for their own personal use? Certainly not me, but I have heard of others doing it... tsk tsk tsk .

3. Wall-to-wall counseling (instead of face-to-face counseling): Grabbing someone by the collar and slamming them against the walls repeatedly while simultaneously "explaining" something really important to them (calm down, now it's just a military joke... maybe ).

4. GI Party: Cleaning, sweeping, mopping, buffing, dusting, etc.

5. "Top:" Nickname for the First Sergeant (1SG/E-8) in the Army.

6. Mess Hall: Dining facility.

7. Latrine: Bathroom.

8. Chairborne, not airborne: Someone who has an office job.

9. Soup Sandwich or Chewed Up: Someone who doesn't have their act together.

10. Roger That: I understand.

11. LBS: Lost bigger than sh*t.


What is some other military jargon that you remember or that you use?
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:07 PM
 
Location: VA
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-Mandatory Fun...ugh
-Sick Call Ranger
-ARE WE TRACKING?!!!
-smoked
-staff duty aka sitting there for 24hrs trying not to fall asleep lest the Sgt Major walk in at 4 in the morning because he is that HOOAH
-Police Call aka area beautification

Ah memories....
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Pogey Bait - junk food that you generally buy at a convenience store or from a street vendor.

Thanks for the walk down Memory Lane - roger that!
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:20 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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- "Police call" - picking up cigarette butts.
- "Day Room" - stay out till nigh-time.
- "OD", Officer of the Day - coms around at night.
- "Mess Hall" - It use to be more than a mess...
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:31 PM
 
Location: The South
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A Sgt once explained to me what the phrase "as you were" means. It means to get like you was before you got like you is.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Hands Across America-a massive formation for police call over a large area
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:04 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Weeds 'n' Seeds - See GI Party above, except it's outside

YGBSM - Primarily a fliers' term. You Gotta Be Sh***ing Me.

LPA - Lieutenants Protection Association. Again, primarily for aviators. A place where lieutenants can go and snivel and complain and bump into each other and maybe fall down a lot because they have no adult guidance.

Tango Uniform - Broken, FUBAR, trashed.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Location: Location
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The late hubs was Navy. He called candy "pogey bait" and ice cream was "gedunk".
He said the motto in the chow line was "Take all you want, BUT eat all you take".
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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Voluntold!
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley,az summer/east valley Az winter
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AFU " all fouled up"
FUBAR "fouled up beyond all recognition"

Also got great satisfaction from " Yes sir or maam as the case may be" What could they say, that's exactly what the card said to say!!
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