Veterans Day Quiz

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  1. dart4forte

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    With this being Veterans Day I thought I would dredge up some terms and slang that we as veterans probably remember. Feel free to comment and add to the list. I’m sure there are some branch specific terms and slang I missed.

    Grunt
    Leatherneck
    Lid
    SOS
    The Pig
    Slick
    Loach
    Rotor Head
    Cannon Cocker
    Sea Bat
    Jug
    Ma Duce
    Shot over, shot out
    Click
    Standing tall in front of the man
    FUBAR
    Newby
    Turtle
    Turtle Farm
    Foo Gas
    Outside the wire
    Tangle Foot
    Tunnel Rat
    MOAB
    Fighter Jocky
    Captains Mast
     
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      Slap Stick Well-Known Member

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      Atomhead.
      Airedale
      Jarhead.
      Swabby
      90 day wonder
      Butter bar
      Cracker Jack
      Dogface
      Doughboy
      Sea going bellhop
      I'll let others do more.
       
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      super-bee_ski FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Self loading ugly cargo
      PMEE (Prime mission electronics equipment)
      WAC
      WAF
      PAX
      FNG (New guy/new gal)
      Blue suiter
      Prime beef
       
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      there are a lot missing on this list but Maggot, Gun Bunnies,F- I remember dying cockroach this old age she is kicking I will to think back some years there are so many from when I was in aviation
       
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        Commo
        Chow
        Mess hall or simply just Mess
         
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        Gun (I'm sure you'll recall a certain poem about that misused term)
         
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          K rations
           
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          Badvert65 Well-Known Member

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          Haze, gray, and underway...
           
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          Deuce and half
          Gamma Goat
          Jeep
          Chopper
          High and tight
           
        • moparsquid

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          I was called a stew burner
           
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          themechanic Oklahoma is OK FBBO Gold Member

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          We called em Cookie
           
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          gravel agitator when I was in the grunts
           
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          Booby trap
           
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          SNAFU:
          Carole Landis
          Martha Raye
          Mitzi Mayfair


           
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          Shellback
          Head
          Scuttlebutt
           
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          P-38 can opener
          House mouse (guy who did things for the Drill Sergeant/Platoon in basic training)
           
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          My wife still has her P-38 on her key chain.
           
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          Charlie-Foxtrot
          Short-Timer
          Fart sack
          Fast-mover
          Slow-mover
          Grid square
           
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          Anyone who spent time in the field should know this one: Pogey bait
           
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          Ruck sack
          Jump boots
          PX
          PX Ranger
          Toe-to-heel (tighten it up) about standing in line
          The side-straddle-hop
           
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          Cunt cap (sorry, that's what we called the pointy dress hats)
           
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