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Old 03-14-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky
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In my unit, a donkey dick was a fuel can nozzle adapter assembly, or the pour spout that went on a 5 gal fuel can.
My boys well knew that when they got an AT EASE in a parade ground voice, it was time to knock it off.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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oh damn, how can i forget this one:

BCGs (birth-control goggles): the glasses you are issued at training camp...the lenses are thick as ****, make you look like steve urkel, and ensure your ass ain't getting laid while wearing them...hence...birth control goggles.

i have a small(ish) face. looked like a goddang martian, especially when i had warpaint (camo) on.
and yet those same frames looked cool when fitted with prescription sunglass lenses. When I discovered I needed glasses, those were the first pair the Navy gave me. Because I was working outside, I got approval for prescription sunglasses, same frame, tinted lenses. When the Navy offered wire rimmed glasses, I got those. Because I was doing repair work, I was required to get prescription safety glasses. Got four pair of glasses out of the Navy legally.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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USCG: the Puddle Pirate ,or, Knee Deep Sailors
Yeah, yeah, yeah,........ and who do you call when you get your *** and your ship in a sling?
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Yeah, yeah, yeah,........ and who do you call when you get your *** and your ship in a sling?
Not us, we SeaBees tried to stay clear of those (LST), Large Slow Targets, so we let the (Fleeters) move our equipments and we flew to where we needed to be.
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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and yet those same frames looked cool when fitted with prescription sunglass lenses. When I discovered I needed glasses, those were the first pair the Navy gave me. Because I was working outside, I got approval for prescription sunglasses, same frame, tinted lenses. When the Navy offered wire rimmed glasses, I got those. Because I was doing repair work, I was required to get prescription safety glasses. Got four pair of glasses out of the Navy legally.
I seem to remember getting a pair of "aviator" frames on my first ship, but I worked in Air Department.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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I suspect what slang I recall would be incomprehensible, what with me being Danish. But for those interested in a bit of UK army slang (and general knowledge), I recommend the Arrsepedia:

Main Page - ARRSEpedia

- some entries NSFW, some hilarious.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:47 AM
 
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Not us, we SeaBees tried to stay clear of those (LST), Large Slow Targets, so we let the (Fleeters) move our equipments and we flew to where we needed to be.
The truth all comes out now....... so you took the easy way out?
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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In my unit, a donkey dick was a fuel can nozzle adapter assembly, or the pour spout that went on a 5 gal fuel can.
My boys well knew that when they got an AT EASE in a parade ground voice, it was time to knock it off.
...and old slang for the metal 5 gallon cans was (is--I still call them that) jerry cans. I dunno, from WWII, I guess.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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The truth all comes out now....... so you took the easy way out?

Heck no! I ain't stupid, I like to ride in style. You know, C-5A'a, C130 and the famous C-141 .
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...and old slang for the metal 5 gallon cans was (is--I still call them that) jerry cans. I dunno, from WWII, I guess.
We use to call them that back in the 70's and 80's, when I was in the Army at that time.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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We use to call them that back in the 70's and 80's, when I was in the Army at that time.
Oh, yeah, I was talking '60s, '70s.

As usual, I was as clear as mud...I meant that I figure the term came from WWII when "jerry"=german.
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