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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #60 on: January 28, 2010, 09:28:03 AM »

What is TMU?


The Man Upstairs, I think.  But that doesn't work with the context you mention. 


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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #61 on: January 28, 2010, 10:19:47 AM »
TMU means True Mileage Unkown ;D

In the Auto business its obiviously a common term but outside of it its rarely heard

Its found on the reverse of most motor vehicle titles

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #62 on: January 30, 2010, 05:18:21 PM »
Something I read last week over on survivalblog....

MGTEOTWAWKI  Multi Generational teotwawki... as if regular ol' teotwawki wasn't bad (or good) enough!

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #63 on: February 03, 2010, 06:25:55 PM »
Here's one WWJBD?




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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #64 on: February 03, 2010, 07:10:40 PM »
WWJSS?



what would Jack Spirko say?

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #65 on: February 19, 2010, 04:11:52 PM »
INCH - I'm Never Coming Home

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #66 on: June 23, 2010, 09:56:09 PM »
OK, I know how to say "TANSTAAFL."
Is there a way to say TEOTWAWKI?

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #67 on: June 23, 2010, 10:07:03 PM »
Tay-Ought-Walky

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #68 on: June 24, 2010, 07:38:41 AM »
TEA-ought-WOW-key.  Or, alternatively, oshitoshitoshit.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #69 on: June 24, 2010, 08:04:12 PM »
TEA-ought-WOW-key.  Or, alternatively, oshitoshitoshit.


:D :D :D :D  You are cracking me up today!  Like, non stop!!

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #70 on: June 25, 2010, 08:28:33 PM »
TEA-ought-WOW-key.  Or, alternatively, oshitoshitoshit.


Thanks for the laugh! (It's hard to type when the screen and keyboard are "bouncing" and there are tears in your eyes!)

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #71 on: August 23, 2010, 06:55:27 PM »
2-4-diethylmethoholyshitimene: The generic term for the hazardous materials rolling down our highways and through our towns, that if spilled would cause a mini-SHTF event.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #72 on: August 23, 2010, 07:27:11 PM »
2-4-diethylmethoholyshitimene

+1 from my wife the chemical engineer. :D

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #73 on: August 26, 2010, 05:41:40 PM »
What is a CUT?

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #74 on: August 27, 2010, 07:04:05 AM »
What is a CUT?
What happens when you slip while sharpening your pocket knife?
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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #75 on: August 27, 2010, 07:25:21 AM »
I believe CUT is Cant Understand That, but I am not sure.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #76 on: August 27, 2010, 02:51:01 PM »
Doc,

" Cant Understand That, but I am not sure."  I don't think its that hard to understand:

Force + sharp object + intervening portion of a distal segment of the upper extremity --> boo-boo.

Or am I going off on a tangent again?

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #77 on: August 27, 2010, 03:22:12 PM »
LOL, Soupbone, Got a good laugh out of that one.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #78 on: August 27, 2010, 04:04:26 PM »
:D  Why do I get the feeling that sb is a chemist?  The last two times he's made me laugh, it's been with chemical nonsense, or real life things written as chemical equations.  Too funny.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #79 on: August 27, 2010, 07:19:42 PM »
You flatter me, SW. The only chemistry I know I got through osmosis. Daughter-who-weaves-fences' husband works in solar cell r & d, and likes to chat with me. I have no freaking idea what a redox reaction is, so I just sit there and nod my head sagely, as befits my years, while he rambles on.....Actually, I graduated with a degree in Anthropology, two years before Lucy came out of the ground. Ancient history. Actually, ancient prehistory.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #80 on: August 28, 2010, 06:33:36 AM »
Quote
Actually, I graduated with a degree in Anthropology, two years before Lucy came out of the ground. Ancient history. Actually, ancient prehistory.
That's so cool!
I always wanted to either get into anthropology or archeology. I took geology classes because it kind of overlaps both, but it turns out you have to be smart for stuff like that. Who knew?  ;D

So did we ever figure out what CUT was?
Can't Understand That?

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #81 on: August 28, 2010, 08:19:14 AM »
So did we ever figure out what CUT was?
Can't Understand That?

Self-referential, isn't it?

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #82 on: August 28, 2010, 08:26:55 AM »
That's so cool!
I always wanted to either get into anthropology or archeology. I took geology classes because it kind of overlaps both, but it turns out you have to be smart for stuff like that. Who knew?  ;D

So did we ever figure out what CUT was?
Can't Understand That?

Haven't you read your Dies the Fire series -- CUT = Church Universal and Triumphant.  Cut, Cut, Cut.


And yes, I'm a big dork. ;D

BTW "Daughter who weaves fences" is an awesome indian name.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #83 on: August 28, 2010, 09:26:25 AM »
Hare,

Archaeology is not all that its cracked up to be. Very little Indiana Jones, a lot of, "See that 5 gallon bucket of flint chips? Separate by type of flint, count them and try to figure out where the flint came from." After a couple of hours of that, your brain hurts.

Hobbs, RE: Indian name

I think I can have some fun with that. Let me see if I can diagram the family:


          Daughter-who-weaves-fences ===== Big-boom-in-lab  (Don't ask!)
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                         ___________________________________________
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             Dark-eyes-asking                                                   Up-flavored-quark
                  f., age 4                                                               m., age 2

I hope they never see this; I'll be in sooo much trouble!

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #84 on: August 28, 2010, 10:13:17 AM »

 Y'all miss one which is my Favorite which is FUBAR! Which one said In WW II and The Movie Saving Private Ryan! This term is whatThe Western powers have done to our entire economy totally!

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       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FUBAR

        http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index.jsp?cid=244151  Warning F- Word in this video

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #85 on: August 28, 2010, 12:05:29 PM »
Haven't you read your Dies the Fire series -- CUT = Church Universal and Triumphant.  Cut, Cut, Cut.

CUT, CUT, CUT *shudders*  "I...See....You....FOREVER."

Creepiest bad guy I've ever read.  Ever.

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« Reply #86 on: August 28, 2010, 09:59:09 PM »
CUT, CUT, CUT *shudders*  "I...See....You....FOREVER."

Creepiest bad guy I've ever read.  Ever.

Yup -- SM Stirling, though completely clueless on some things sure does paint a good picture of a creepy possessed person.  Its right up there with the cellar scene from The Road in the make me want to cry like a 5 yr old department.

MMWTCLALG --

"Makes me want to cry like a little girl."

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #87 on: August 29, 2010, 12:29:12 PM »
A few:

Yankee Delta: Yes, Dear; an endearing term of agreement with your significant other; a confidential code implying that you are kvetching at me like a nagging old housewife, and I don,t like it.

Sierra Hotel: S##t high, S##t happy, S##t happens.

Tango Yankee / Yankee Whiskey: Thank you / You're welcome; often abbreviated Tango / Whiskey

Berserkistan: Unnamed Central Asian countries where we aren't, doing things we didn't do. As in: "How was your trip? Where did you go?" "Good trip, went to Berserkistan." "Oh....." In other words, don't pursue this line of conversation.

Jetter: An individual who is fully cognizant of all the latest buzz words and acronyms, and doesn't hesitate to liberally sprinkle them into his conversations, much to the confusion and annoyance of anyone trying to make sense out of what this fool is trying to say.

Jars / Jugs: Male / Women Marines. CAUTION: Use these terms ONLY if you have earned the right to insult Marines.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #88 on: August 30, 2010, 08:17:17 AM »
MIL SPEC:
Military Specification; whenever the government / DOD orders something, it is manufactured to very detailed instructions covering design, materials, procedures, quality control, etc. For example, a knife made to MIL SPEC is the same whether Camillus makes it or Ontario makes it. On documentation and blueprints, the specification is referenced: MIL [alphanumeric code for that particular set of specs.] (see below)

MIL TF-P-41
Example of what a MIL SPEC looks like. This spec is completely bogus, however. What this "MIL SPEC" means is, "Make It Like The F&%$ing Print For Once". I wasted a half hour of research time before someone let me in on the joke.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #89 on: August 30, 2010, 08:36:42 AM »

Sierra Hotel: S##t high, S##t happy, S##t happens.

I first came across this one reading about Vietnam-era pilots (i.e. it may be older).  In their usage is was Sh#t Hot - meaning "good" - 'He's a real sh#t hot stick' = he's an excellent pilot.

On that note, there are a couple of others, but they don't really play much into day-to-day life:

Charlie Mike - Continue Mission (can be a real command or update, but can also be the equivalent of "Drive on; it don't mean nothing") e.g. "Negative on your extraction request, GD. Charlie Mike."
Oscar Mike - On the Move (status update from an element that is moving out) "Roger, HQ, we're Oscar Mike."

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