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military slang has sure changed since my days.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dontpanicbobby, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I was in the Air Force in the late 70's and we had some strange terms for things but this list posted on NPR takes the cake. Ranger Pudding? Military Lingo

    Any additons to this list from more recent veterans than me?
     



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  2. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    What surprised me was how much of that I was familiar with - I guess all that gaming wasn't a total waste of time

    No, wait - it definitely was :D
     
  3. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    I love vanilla wafers, but I think I'd pass on the Ranger Pudding version...
     
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Didn't they call helicopters "Hueys" at one time? Was that just during the Vietnam era, or maybe that was a movie thing as well. Sure with movies there's allowance for a non-military/general pubic viewing audience. Most everyone knows what a "chopper" is, but may not know the military meaning of "bird". Also some screenplay and scriptwriters may never have had any military involvement. To me "chopper" makes me think of helicopters and not motorcycles.

    "Powerpoint Ranger" LOL :D
     
  5. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    Huey is a Vietnam-era name for the Bell UH-1H (I think because UH-1H kinda looks like it could be pronounced as Huey).

    While the current Black Hawks look like they could be direct descendents of the Huey, they're actually not related, though the requirements they were built to satisfy were based on the army's experience with Hueys.
     
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  6. Shuudoushi

    Shuudoushi Lurker

    Ranger pudding is good tbh... Looks like shit, but it's good lol
     
  7. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    I have to wonder what the story is behind that post: joining an Android forum to make a single comment about Ranger Pudding - you must really like it :D
     
  8. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    I lolled at this:
    My six-ish month stay in Kandahar was also the only of my (far too numerous) desert trips where I lived (and showered) in a tent. All the other trips had me in CHUs.

    I do have fond memories of that TGI Friday's though, and other than that the variety in food was pretty fantastic. When I was there, KAF had two American DFACs (in tents, of course), a British DFAC, a Canadian DFAC, a British cafe, and the "Far East" DFAC which had stirfry every day.
     
  9. Shuudoushi

    Shuudoushi Lurker

    :D Nah. I have been on the forums for awhile, but I mostly just talked through PMs.
     
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