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Posted 26 December 2005 - 10:50 PM

Korean War Slang.


Short Timer: Less than 90 days before discharge or separation
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Cluster ****: Mass confusion
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G. I. Party: Clean up the barracks and polish the floors every friday night
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S.O.S.: S*** on a Shingle, aka Chipped beef gravy on toast
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Mustang: Naval officer who came up through the ranks
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Raunchy: Really bad condition of uniform. ie: a piece of lint on collar
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Swab jockey: Navy deck hand
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Slop Chute: P X or a place to buy Poggie Bait
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Tube steak: hot dog
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Honcho: The one in charge
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5 will get you 10: Asking for a loan until payday
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Circle Jerk to the right/left: Organized confusion
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Midnight Requisition: Going into another company's area to get brooms and mops to clean your own barracks after someone has swiped yours.
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Brown Shoe Army: Before the Army changed the standard issue uniforms from O. D. color to green and from brown leather to black.
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Out in the Boondocks: Out in the field on bivouacs
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Black Shoe & Brown Shoe Navy: the old non-avation navy, and the avation navy
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Gedunk stand: The PX
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Horse cock: Lunch meat sandwich
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Mud Marine: Ground Marine
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Junk on the bunk: Clothing and equipment inspection (USMC)
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HUA(pronounced Hooah): Term used by USAF Forward Air Controllers in Korea. It means "Heard-Unoderstood-Acknowledged". This term is USAF in origin and was stolen by the other US military services.
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Cut-a-chogy: Get out of here
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Latrine: Head, Bathroom
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Shave Tail: Second Lieutenant - Army
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M1 : getting your thumb caught in the breech
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Skins on toast: white gravy with mixed dried beef on toast
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BFFI: Brute Force & F-in Ignorance
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6-bi: 5 ton truck in U.S.M.C.
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Binnacle List: In the Navy, the sick list, or unable to perform duty.
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BLIVETT: 10 Pounds of s--* in a 5 pound bag
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Ground Pounder: Infantry
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Sky Hook: Non-existant item that recruits were sent to retrieve ... Usually the dimmest bulbs were instructed to retrieve the Sky Hook!!
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Split Tail: A female member of the Armed Services
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Titless WAF: A USAF Male Clerk Typist
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Fat Jaws or my jaws are fat: You're really angry
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HPWIC: Head Person Whats In Charge.
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soogie: coast guard term: to wash down bulkheads,gangways,ect
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All Shook Up: Battle Fatigue
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Handy Billy: Fire pump aboard ship to pump sea water.
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Member of the canoe club/Ring kocker: Graduate of Annapolis
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Chow Hound: First guy in chow line
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Pineapple: Serrated Hand Grenade
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"Cut a chogie": Leave in a hurry
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Angles: altitude
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Buck Slip: Used to get out of certain kinds of regular duty.
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Bulkhead: Walls on ships
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Dingleberries: Dirt behind doors after "clean sweep down fore & aft."
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Egg Beater: Helicopter
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