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31 Phrases That Only People In The Military Will Understand
Business Insider ^ | JAN. 2, 2014 | GEOFFREY INGERSOLL

Posted on 01/03/2014 3:23:48 PM PST by US Navy Vet

Every region of the country has its own unique phrases, but they have nothing on the complex lexicon shared by people in the military. Aside from the way uniformed folks seem to speak in acronyms — "I was on the FOB when the IDF hit, so I radioed the TOC" — there's also a series of commonly used phrases which deserve some attention.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: language; lingo; miliaryfamilies; military
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:-)!
1 posted on 01/03/2014 3:23:48 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Gedunk...:)


2 posted on 01/03/2014 3:26:32 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: rlmorel

Slop chute.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 3:28:41 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Hoo-ah!


4 posted on 01/03/2014 3:29:02 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: tet68

Pogy bait.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 3:29:04 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: US Navy Vet

BOHICA


6 posted on 01/03/2014 3:29:16 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: US Navy Vet

SOS (in the mess hall)


7 posted on 01/03/2014 3:29:29 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Watch your six.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 3:30:50 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: US Navy Vet

Then there’s the Falcon Code.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 3:30:56 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: US Navy Vet

My favorite

BOHICA

Bend over here it comes again


10 posted on 01/03/2014 3:31:04 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

I was a wing nut. Wouldn’t understand these.


11 posted on 01/03/2014 3:32:49 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: US Navy Vet

BUMP for later...


12 posted on 01/03/2014 3:32:59 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: tet68

Pogy bait.
******
At least back to WW2. Candy, I think. Could be ice cream. My father used it lot. So could be Navy.

Enlighten me.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 3:33:38 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: US Navy Vet

D*ck skinner
Moonbeam
soup cooler
mike
klick
dee dee
skuttle butt


14 posted on 01/03/2014 3:33:55 PM PST by Ajnin (Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.)
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To: US Navy Vet

15 posted on 01/03/2014 3:34:19 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: US Navy Vet

RHIP, REMF


16 posted on 01/03/2014 3:35:37 PM PST by easternsky
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To: JoeProBono

Technically, that should be “FIIGMO”.


17 posted on 01/03/2014 3:35:48 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: JoeProBono

And the reverse: OGMIF. (military family, figgers)


18 posted on 01/03/2014 3:36:10 PM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: easternsky

BUFF


19 posted on 01/03/2014 3:36:43 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: JoeProBono

And the reverse: OMGIF (corrected). (military family, figgers)


20 posted on 01/03/2014 3:36:53 PM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: US Navy Vet

FOWD (screwing off with discretion)


21 posted on 01/03/2014 3:37:51 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: US Navy Vet

stupid bull hockey

yes “police up your area” = pick up

“squared away” means everything at right angles nice and neat

“zero dark thirty” early when it is still dark

“short” means almost ready to PCS or retire

but I have never heard the others, but I was in the military during the Cold War


22 posted on 01/03/2014 3:38:26 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Fresh Wind

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=figmo


23 posted on 01/03/2014 3:39:32 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Ajnin

oh yeah, “klick” = kilometer

POC = point of contact

“vic” = vicinity


24 posted on 01/03/2014 3:39:54 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: InterceptPoint

Candy, sweet stuff.
The stuff pogs eat.


25 posted on 01/03/2014 3:41:03 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: JoeProBono

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fiigmo


26 posted on 01/03/2014 3:41:19 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: JoeProBono

“who’d he make mad”

“what are they gonna do, send me to Fort Leonard Wood?”

what are they gonna do, fire me?


27 posted on 01/03/2014 3:41:40 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Ajnin

Ink Stick
Go Fasters
Brain Bucket


28 posted on 01/03/2014 3:41:41 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: yldstrk

“What are they gonna do, shave my head and send me to Okinawa?


29 posted on 01/03/2014 3:43:06 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: SkyDancer

“file in the circular file”


30 posted on 01/03/2014 3:43:19 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: TruthWillWin

mmmMMMMmmm gonna make some SOS right now


31 posted on 01/03/2014 3:43:31 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: US Navy Vet

frag
red ball
snafu


32 posted on 01/03/2014 3:43:45 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: yldstrk

We used to say that about Vietnam, but then we found
out there WERE other places they could send you in Nam.


33 posted on 01/03/2014 3:43:57 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: sean327

lol


34 posted on 01/03/2014 3:44:34 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Doogle

FOD


35 posted on 01/03/2014 3:45:28 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: US Navy Vet

FUBAR

Ya can’t polish a turd

More F#@$CKED up than a soup sandwich in a rainstorm


36 posted on 01/03/2014 3:45:43 PM PST by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Doogle

Kick the tires and light the fires.


37 posted on 01/03/2014 3:46:34 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Doogle

cherry


38 posted on 01/03/2014 3:46:55 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: sean327
Moonbeam.

Eyeballs. (They weren't called 'portholes' in those days)

39 posted on 01/03/2014 3:47:07 PM PST by real saxophonist (The revolution will not be televised. Everything else will.)
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To: US Navy Vet

HMFIC


40 posted on 01/03/2014 3:48:06 PM PST by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN '66-'67)
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To: Doogle

for those who went through Lowry AFB...”beeps”..*smiles*


41 posted on 01/03/2014 3:48:46 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tet68

Thanks.

Pogy bait. Brings back nice memories.


42 posted on 01/03/2014 3:49:14 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: US Navy Vet

Staff Private (when Army E3 changed to a mosquito wing and a rocker)

Slick (UH-1)

Snake (AH-1 Cobra)

Skid Row (parking area for helicopters)

Jesus Nut (nut that holds a main rotor on)

Ma Deuce (50 cal MG)


43 posted on 01/03/2014 3:50:26 PM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: JoeProBono

FIGMO I’m short.. and the reply is “how short are you”
The answer: I’m so short I need a step ladder to take a P**s(Fill in the rest)THERE ARE THOUSANDS


44 posted on 01/03/2014 3:52:11 PM PST by ThomasPaine2000 (Peace without freedom is tyranny.)
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To: US Navy Vet

S.O.P.


45 posted on 01/03/2014 3:52:16 PM PST by greatvikingone
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To: ComputerGuy

“HMFIC”

Had to look that one up. I knew it as MFWIC (MF what’s in charge). Pronounced “muff-wik”.


46 posted on 01/03/2014 3:52:29 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Kiwi injection = motivating a soldier.


47 posted on 01/03/2014 3:53:04 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: ComputerGuy

I always heard it as HMFWIC, head mother rooster, what’s in charge.


48 posted on 01/03/2014 3:53:46 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: US Navy Vet

FEBA = False Enthusiasm Bullshiite Attitude


49 posted on 01/03/2014 3:54:05 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: 5Madman2

Ref FUBAR

We recently watched a 1950’s era documentary on WWII, and in the first few minute it showed official footage of a Navy boat of some sort with very large letters saying FUBAR. It was a good laugh, I bet few people knew what it meant.


50 posted on 01/03/2014 3:55:35 PM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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