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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #90 on: August 30, 2010, 09:36:17 AM »

 A little off subject but can anyone here tell the meaning behind the saying  " Shot the whole nine yards" Hint,  Army Airforce WWII.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #91 on: August 30, 2010, 09:43:45 AM »
I just watched a WWII story about some bomber and fighter pilots a couple weeks ago and one of the pilots (I don't know his age), mentioned the Whole 9 Yards, had something to do with using up all their ammo.  I didn't pay too much attention, but that was the impression I got was he said that it had to do with running out of ammo or something along those line.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #92 on: August 30, 2010, 09:52:23 AM »
 Yep that's it! Funny how The Military has it's on jargon! Just like the picture graphs of Kilroy was here!  :D

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I just watched a WWII story about some bomber and fighter pilots a couple weeks ago and one of the pilots (I don't know his age), mentioned the Whole 9 Yards, had something to do with using up all their ammo.  I didn't pay too much attention, but that was the impression I got was he said that it had to do with running out of ammo or something along those line.


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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #93 on: August 30, 2010, 10:25:59 AM »
Originally "the whole nine yards" was a tailoring reference for haberdasheries.
A man's suit made from "the whole nine yards" was a fully lined suit with a vest, as opposed to a discount suit that used less cloth.
Later the phrase was picked up by gunners firing 9 yards of belt fed ammo, although I'm not sure but what that was a point of confusion on the part of the gunners seeing the older use of the phrase was already obscure.
Now days I hear people saying "the whole ten yards" as a football reference and have even heard arguments between drunks about which is correct, nine yards or ten.
Its kind of like the phrase, "In a pinch" which has been distorted by the History Channel into having its origins in Gold Rush California, rather than its much older use in reference to "pinching a purse" and therefore being "pinched" or "caught in a pinch", a form of theft in London circa 1700's.

I suppose TWAH.
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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #94 on: August 30, 2010, 10:51:01 AM »
Just to confuse it even more...  In the construction world they think the phrase comes from the amount of concrete in the transit-mix concrete trucks since some of them carry 9 cubic yards of concrete.  I've also heard the ammo version - the belted machine-gun ammunition for some fighter planes, when laid out prior to loading, measured 9 yards.

Funny how we all know what it means, even if the origins are murky!
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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #95 on: August 30, 2010, 09:07:27 PM »
Hey, guys, this is cool and all but we need to stay on the topic of survival-related acronyms. 

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #96 on: August 30, 2010, 09:35:49 PM »
OK, G.

EDC = Every Day Carry - essentially what you have with you pretty much every day - some take it to mean in your pockets / on your person, others extend it to what's in their car.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #97 on: September 30, 2010, 11:41:09 PM »
When the SHTF you must HTFU

"Harden the f#*K up"

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #98 on: October 14, 2010, 01:46:23 PM »
A while back, Hare said, "Zombies are the brainless ones who feed on the labor of others, the savings of others, the preparations of others, or the freedom of others."

Just out of curiosity, does that include politicians?  ::)

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #99 on: October 14, 2010, 04:26:34 PM »
A while back, Hare said, "Zombies are the brainless ones who feed on the labor of others, the savings of others, the preparations of others, or the freedom of others."

Just out of curiosity, does that include politicians?  ::)

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #100 on: October 30, 2010, 02:43:44 PM »
EXPERT: ex'-pert, n. or adj. (Lat. ex = has been + Old Ger. spurt = little drip)

n. A loudmouth who is always correct in his assumptions and recommendations, who will not tolerate questioning his authority nor admit there might be other viable opinions or facts. The Expert is most often found on other forums, and to the uninitiated sounds most impressive. The Expert confuses anyone with the slightest knowledge of the topic at hand, who, in turn, are responsible for the inclusion of the  ??? and the  :wtf: smileys in "Post Reply" sections.

adj. The suggestions or recommendations given by an Expert. A prime example of "Expert Advice" is the posting of detailed instructions on how to remove or bypass safety devices on firearms.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #101 on: October 30, 2010, 03:27:15 PM »
A while back, Hare said, "Zombies are the brainless ones who feed on the labor of others, the savings of others, the preparations of others, or the freedom of others."

Just out of curiosity, does that include politicians?  ::)

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No, Politicians are Zombie poop

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #102 on: October 30, 2010, 04:51:25 PM »
<gentle nudge>  So, how 'bout those acronyms and other survival terms used on TSP?

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #103 on: October 30, 2010, 07:25:04 PM »
<gentle nudge>  So, how 'bout those acronyms and other survival terms used on TSP?

TSP = The Survival Podcast.





...Well, nobody had posted that one yet.
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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #104 on: October 30, 2010, 09:07:12 PM »
this is old english ,Goodby -  God be with you.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #105 on: October 30, 2010, 10:55:04 PM »
I'm going to get into trouble with Heavy G but my husbands definition of an expert is my favorite. An Ex is a has been a spurt (spert) is a drip under pressure so an expert is a has been drip under pressure. Now to return you to your regular programming. Shouldn't things carried in your car be EDCC? Everyday car carry.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #106 on: October 31, 2010, 08:43:03 AM »
NWO: New World Order
TFH: Tin Foil Hat
TFHB: Tin Foil Hat Brigade

as in,

"I'll be GD'd if I let those JBTs of the NWO post my yearbook photo all over the CNN." -Mad Dog aka. Gary Busey  ;D

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #107 on: October 31, 2010, 03:31:23 PM »
REMF = rear echelon mother f***er.  Google it.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #108 on: November 03, 2010, 04:35:22 AM »
In Re: REMF

Logistics Tail

In prepping, the acts of maintaining inventory lists, procuring and rotating stocks, and planning/executing how to move people and materials from home location to BOL safely and efficiently.

In the military, the 10, 12 or i4 <strawberry pickers>  ::) for each line troop who have spent their entire careers developing and implementing new ways to insure you don't get what you need when you need it. And bitching you out because your hat isn't on right, and your DCU shirt is unbuttoned (regardless of the fact that you have just spent the last 6 hours under the desert sun, laying out and setting up the runway for tonight's concrete pour so it will be operational in two weeks when the heavies are scheduled to start coming in....)  ???

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #109 on: November 06, 2010, 03:18:07 PM »
I'm going to get into trouble with Heavy G but my husbands definition of an expert is my favorite. An Ex is a has been a spurt (spert) is a drip under pressure so an expert is a has been drip under pressure. Now to return you to your regular programming. Shouldn't things carried in your car be EDCC? Everyday car carry.

Just in,   SWMBO.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #110 on: November 07, 2010, 11:07:11 AM »
Just in,   SWMBO.

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Often referred to in some circles as "Household 6."  In military jargon, a unit is known by it's code name ("Household" in this case) and it's commander is referred to as it's "6" - so the commander of the Household is "Household 6." :)

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #111 on: November 07, 2010, 02:14:23 PM »
The naval term, I'm told, for the wife is CinCHouse (pronounced "Sink House").  As in CinCPAC: Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #112 on: November 16, 2010, 10:03:07 AM »
TLA: Three Letter Acronym

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #113 on: November 21, 2010, 01:35:14 AM »
EMT: USAF / RED HORSE specific equipment - Expresso Machine, Tactical: A compact, man - portable device used for the steam brewing of coffee, the steaming of milk, etc. in an austere or field environment.

The EMT device weighs approx. 1 kG, and occupies an area of approx. 1 ft3. The mechanism is externally powered by 110/120 VAC and serviced with Grade 100% Colombian coffee or higher.

While often thought to be primarily of MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreational) value, the primary purpose of the EMT is two - fold: firstly, the end product of the device is a mild to moderate stimulant known to induce peak mental efficiency in those Horsemen whose tasking precludes incorrect or less than timely decisions and / or actions; and secondly, to figuratively stick it in the eye of non - RED HORSE Airmen or other branches of the armed forces who like to think they know how to live in the field.

First hand experience indicates that there is nothing more satisfying than a Jamacan Blue Mountain Latte sipped from a canteen cup at the end of a long day moving dirt.


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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #114 on: November 21, 2010, 09:02:20 AM »
"It's all in the grind, sar'nt."

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #115 on: November 22, 2010, 08:55:22 PM »
Indeed, LvsChant. It must be a medium-fine grind. Too coarse and there isn't enough surface area to fully expolite the beans. Too fine, and the grinds clog the holes in the basket and the EMT starts showing signs of excessive pressure - steam coming out of places it shouldn't, loud whistling noises, etc. Not good.

Sorry, back on topic.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #116 on: November 25, 2010, 09:41:01 AM »
Rookie question here:

Where are the "show notes"?  I see the comments that are posted under each show on the main page, and I see the descrption of the show, but I never see the notes where jack talks about posting links to various things and what not.  Ok, maybe I'm blind, maybe I'm an idiot, but I finally decided to swallow my pride and ask.
Thanks!

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #117 on: November 25, 2010, 09:57:06 AM »
Where are the "show notes"?  I see the comments that are posted under each show on the main page, and I see the descrption of the show, but I never see the notes where jack talks about posting links to various things and what not. ...

I think you found them.  Here, take a look at the notes for #557:

Episode-557- Surviving Thankgiving with Chef Keith Snow

In the left column you should see the title and the player and download links, followed by a few paragraphs about the show.  Beneath that is Tune in today to learn…, with the show's Table of Contents.  Under that is Additional Resources for Today’s Show, with all the related links.

Is that what you were looking for?

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #118 on: November 25, 2010, 10:14:13 AM »
Ah, yes...I thought that might be it but I guess I was picturing something different.
I think I'm on the right track now, much thanks!

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #119 on: January 24, 2011, 06:02:39 AM »
WOW - What a great thread for an introduction....

RTFM - Read the Fraking Manual.

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