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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #120 on: April 12, 2011, 07:16:58 PM »
There are a lot of military and ex-military on this forum, and more than occasionally, military jargon finds its way into the posts. This jargon can be confusing not only to those who have had no military experience, but to those whose experiences are in different branches of service. Hopefully, this post will assist the forum in understanding these often confusing, sometimes humorous terms.

 
US MILITARY LANGUAGE CONVERSION CHART

NAVY, USMC, / ARMY / AIR FORCE

Head / Latrine / Powder Room
Rack / Bunk / Single with ruffle and duvet
Mess Deck, Chow Hall / Mess Hall, Mess Tent / Dining Facility or 'The Cafe'
'Cookie' / stew burner, Mess Cook / Contract Chef
Coffee / Mud,Cup of Joe / Vanilla Skim Latte'
Bug Juice / Kool-Aid / Shirley Temple
Utilities / Digitals,BDUs / ACUs, Casual Wear
Seaman / Private / Private / Bobby, Jimmy
Chief / Gunny, Sergeant / Bob, Jim
Captain / Skipper,Colonel / Robert, James
Captain's Mast / Article 15 / Time Out
Berthing / Barracks / Apartment
Skivvies / U-Trau, Underwear / Undies
Thrown in the Brig / Put in Confinement / Grounded
Zoom Bag / Flight Suit / Business Casual
Cover / Head Gear, Beret / Optional
Ship's Store / NEXPX  (PX Trailer) / AAFES  Shopping Mall
TAD / TDY / PCS with family
Cruise, Afloat / Deploy / Huh?
Ground Grabbers / Athletic Shoes / Flip-Flops
Die for your Country / Die for your Battle Buddy / Die for Air Conditioning
Shipmate / Marine,Battle Buddy / Don't Ask, Don't Tell or Honey
Terminate /  Kill, Take Out / Back on Base for Happy Hour
Boon Dockers / Jump Boots / Birkenstocks
Low Quarters / Low Quarters / Patent Leather Pumps
SEAL / SF, Ranger / Librarian
Shore Patrol / MPs  / SF
Oouh-Rah! / Hoo-ah! / Hip-Hip hurray!
MRE / MRE / Happy Meal To Go
Salute / Salute / Wave
Obstacle Course / Confidence Course / Class 6 Parking Lot
Grinder / Drill Field, Parade Field / What?
Ge-Dunk / Snack Bar / Chuck E. Cheese
PT Test / APFT' / No conversion available'
Dept. Of the Navy / DoD / DoD Lite
Midshipman / Cadet / Debutante
Hard-Core / Strak' / Way Too Serious'
 
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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #121 on: April 14, 2011, 01:02:41 PM »
Not necessarily "survival", but, connected and oft used:

FUBAR:  F'd Up Beyond All Reality
BOHICA:  Bend Over, Here It Comes Again
SNAFU:  Situation Normal, All F'd UP


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Not meaning to criticize Nathan/Tim personally, but I never have understood why people can't use Fouled instead of F*cked

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #122 on: April 14, 2011, 01:45:25 PM »
Hurricane,

I understand where you are coming from. Many of the folks here have military experience, as well as living the civilian life style, and their acronyms reflect that former experience. "Fouled up" is a civilian term, describing civilian experiences; the military goes WAY beyond that, hence the stronger - and more accurate - terminology.

A couple of classic examples of this are the Granada intervention during the Reagan years, or the events at Desert One in the Carter era.

Hope this helps you to understand.

 ;D

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #123 on: April 14, 2011, 02:00:43 PM »
And even for the military, some of these are different depending on where you served.  For example, the R in FUBAR was Recognition when I was in Germany back in 89.  But the flyboys at McCord AFB in Washington in 92 (Bunch of great guys by the way) used Reality.

Loved the list Soup, brought back LOTS of memories. 

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #124 on: April 14, 2011, 02:29:01 PM »
Whiskey, Doc.

Back in the day, I was assigned to a small Air Force Station out in the middle of nowhere. I got a school tour, and before I left, my boss told me my covert mission was to bring back as many new buzz words, acronyms and slang as I could, so we wouldn't end up with egg on our faces at meetings and conferences.

"You mean we're NOT still part of the Signal Corps?"

 ;)

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #125 on: April 14, 2011, 03:39:00 PM »
From the Navy

GAFF - Give A Flying F*** (Don't Care)
CIC - Combat Information Center
FOD - Foreign Object Damage (Debris and Detection also used in some cases)
FTN - Forget the Navy (Polite Form)
GQ - General Quarters (Call to battle stations)
NWTD - Non Watertight Door
WTD Watertight Door
OFS - Out F***ing Standing (Great Job)
POD - Plan of the Day
POTUS - President of the United States
POW - Plan of the Week

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #126 on: April 14, 2011, 04:03:10 PM »
NKAWTG = Nobody Kicks Ass Without Tanker Gas

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #127 on: April 14, 2011, 07:41:56 PM »
Hurricane,

I understand where you are coming from. Many of the folks here have military experience, as well as living the civilian life style, and their acronyms reflect that former experience. "Fouled up" is a civilian term, describing civilian experiences; the military goes WAY beyond that, hence the stronger - and more accurate - terminology.

A couple of classic examples of this are the Granada intervention during the Reagan years, or the events at Desert One in the Carter era.

Hope this helps you to understand.

 ;D

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Thanks, but I think it's more the fact that I was raised not to use that sort of language.
It's true I have since learned all these words, but I don't speak, or type, them.
If you know the word is going to be bleeped anyway, don't use it in the first place.

 :( Showing my age I guess.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #128 on: September 09, 2011, 04:00:11 PM »
So, I have to know... on forums/sites like Zombie Hunters/Zombie Squad is that what they mean by Zombies? If so, that makes a lot more sense. I thought that was a site full of people who just had WAY TOO MUCH time on their hands. :)

ok, so this clears up so much, I was wondering what everyone's fascination with zombies were, I was like 'why are normal people so obsessed with a fictional thing' now i get it...thanks for clearing that up

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #129 on: September 09, 2011, 08:49:35 PM »
GIYF = Google Is Your Friend.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #130 on: December 21, 2011, 02:29:40 AM »
NKAWTG = Nobody Kicks Ass Without Tanker Gas

ISCIMTSLTKAWTG=In Some Cases It Might Take Slightly Longer To Kick Ass Without Tanker Gas

Just kidding, This is coming from a T-Tail guy now converted Tanker.  NKAWTG!

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #131 on: December 21, 2011, 04:45:07 AM »
OMG

 :P ::)


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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #132 on: December 21, 2011, 06:57:30 AM »
Just kidding, This is coming from a T-Tail guy now converted Tanker.  NKAWTG!
Once a boomer always a boomer...

NKAWTG!

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #133 on: December 23, 2011, 04:18:19 PM »
FEPO = For Entertainment Purposes Only

see: Bear Grylls, etc

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #134 on: February 21, 2012, 05:22:00 AM »
Wow.  Thanks all for this info.   I've wondered about a lot of these that I couldn't figure out.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #135 on: September 27, 2012, 02:19:38 AM »
WROL- without rule of law

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #136 on: October 03, 2012, 02:16:34 AM »
haha some of these made me more confused then before i started reading

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #137 on: October 03, 2012, 07:07:22 PM »
NOYB / NOYFB: None Of Your Business / None Of Your F'ing Buisness - Often seen as a motto under a pure black Unit patch. Which unit? NOYFB.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #138 on: October 03, 2012, 08:13:45 PM »
...a pure black Unit patch. Which unit? NOYFB.

UNIT: United Nations Intelligence Taskforce (later, UNified Intelligence Taskforce, after the U.N. disclaimed all responsibility).

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #139 on: January 18, 2013, 04:02:36 PM »
What was the term Jack used a few months back for ignoring a problem now because its too far into the future? thanks in advance.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #140 on: January 19, 2013, 12:19:17 AM »
What was the term Jack used a few months back for ignoring a problem now because its too far into the future? thanks in advance.

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #141 on: August 23, 2013, 03:24:20 PM »
Along with SNAFU, FUBAR and BOHICA I haven't yet seen TARFU:  Things Are Really F'd UP.
Does anyone here use Ro3:  Rule of Threes?

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #142 on: August 23, 2013, 03:54:35 PM »
What is the one Oil Lady came up with this morning about a keyboard and liquid debris on it?

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #143 on: August 23, 2013, 07:54:34 PM »
What is the one Oil Lady came up with this morning about a keyboard and liquid debris on it?

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ISMK!!

(Translation: "I sprayed my keyboard!")

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #144 on: April 29, 2014, 02:39:17 PM »
BOB is Bug Out Bag
BOL is Bug Out Location
Hopefully, the asker already knows what the term Bug Out means.  :) :)

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #145 on: April 29, 2014, 03:49:06 PM »
AYBABTU = All your base are belong to us

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #146 on: May 22, 2014, 03:50:15 PM »
S.S.D.D. = Same Sh!! Different Day
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Oops = Run, your life depends on it

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #147 on: September 08, 2014, 08:40:42 PM »
WWYPTOTI: Why Would You Put That On The Internet?!? Refers to the stupid (or illegal) stuff that people post. From the prepping perspective, these posts usually involve when someone would use deadly force (usually not justified under any law or rules of engagement), or how they plan on setting booby traps on their property, or how most of us are ignoring the latest [tin foil hat] threat - stuff that will bring you up on someone's radar or bite you hard in the arse if the wrong people see it. :facepalm:

Fortunately, it's not needed too often here. :wut:

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #148 on: September 09, 2014, 08:16:43 AM »
Hey Soupbone I have one word to update from your military translation chart.

The Airforce now calls their living quarters, Dorms including in basic training we lived in a "dormitory" = Large open bay with several bunks and lockers. Great list by the way!

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Re: What do these letters mean? SHTF TEOTWAWKI BOB BOL
« Reply #149 on: September 09, 2014, 08:20:53 AM »
My easy 2:

POG - People other than grunts.  Pronounced with a long "O"  Used by 0311 USMC infantry to describe everyone else.  Not a nice term.

FOBit.  Someone who talks shit all the time, but never leaves the forward operating base.  Like a hobbit, lives in a hole, never comes out because adventure is just too scary.

FOB - forward operating base.

Grunt - infantry - unique noise they make when they pick up a huge pack.