MIL Buzzz Words

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  1. anglais

    anglais New Member

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    Recently my units CO changed over and along with all of the other random changes this brings I noticed a few new 'buzz words' floating around. For example; instead of Platoons or what not we are now 'Combat Teams" instead of setting four-point around something we " establish a security cordon" I had never really noticed it before but sometimes the most asinine changes take place when someone important decides they want to make up their own slang. Anyone else seen this take place?
     
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  2. I-am-Ryan

    I-am-Ryan Trevor Siemian is so dreamy OT Supporter

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    All that slang filters down from higher - he's not inventing it...he's hearing it elsewhere and trying to imitate higher by implementing it at lower.

    "Now, I will tell you..." is one of my most hated pieces of vernacular.

    There's others I'll come back to the thread tomorrow with a list.
     
  3. mikdavi84

    mikdavi84 OT Supporter

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    :rofl: I never use jargon or any of that shit at all. I really really fucking hate using the 24 hour military time too. Every range I go to some NCO jumps down my throat for calling my m16 a "gat" instead of "weapon" or "bullets" instead of "rounds"
     
  4. Roshambo

    Roshambo Yes, I'm a Marine. No, I haven't killed anyone.

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    I love getting loaded up in the morning. I call my bulletproof (Second Chance) vest "getting my 2pac on", and I either call my M9 my "heater" or the "life taker".

    Just call your "cover" a hat and see what happens. :rofl:
     
  5. egxflash

    egxflash Riding on the Midship Express

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    haha your "gat." i like calling my m16 "the bitch." I guess Ive seen training day too much...

    "...gimme the bitch!"
     
  6. mikdavi84

    mikdavi84 OT Supporter

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    "Hey SPC Davis, what time is it?"

    "Its 2 o'clock, SGT"

    "Don't you mean Fourteen Hundred Hours? :squint:"

    "No."

    ":squint:"
     
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    mikdavi84 OT Supporter

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    I call my beret a hat all the time.

    I go out of my way to use civilian terms for everything.
     
  8. mikdavi84

    mikdavi84 OT Supporter

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    I would pitch a fucking fit. Last time I checked the Army didn't control my patterns of speech during normal conversation.
     
  9. SiegG

    SiegG The real-life Dale Gribble

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    :bigthumb: x 10,000
     
  10. willijdub

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    no longer sweep and clear... now it is politically correct "cordon and knock"
    man, i hate when the army changes slang!
     
  11. Schadenfreude1

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    I took a commision in the army, but i was in the navy for a long time. I still say "aye-aye, sir" just to irritate people.
     
  12. dura

    dura Guest

    i'm guilty of using k-pot.
     

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