January 23rd, 2008


I like the Lingo...

Glad to see this somewhat quiet corner of thar interweb has inspired a post in a telemeister's journal.....his post made me reflect on the fun I'm having discovering military slang.

Of course having been mates with several service folk for donkeys’ years many of the terms are well entrenched in my daily vocab…. ‘Crack-on’ and ‘Squared-away’ being two of my particular favourites. A couple of people around me have also picked up on this now.

Of course those two are fairly inoffensive but there are some absolute corkers which are actually very rude indeed :

REMF = Rear Echelon Mother F*****s
Charlie Foxtrot = Cluster F*** , meaning absolute chaos caused by REMFs
War-ry = War , War-ry face angry..many uses.
Maggot = Sleeping bag
STAB= Stupid Territoral Army Bastard
ARAB = ARrogant Army Barstard
Bang Stick = Rifle or personal weapon
Gat = Gattling gun / Rifle or personal weapon
BATES= Battlefield Artillery Target Engagement System takes a long time to master apparently !
Ally= Cool neat as in "This new Kit is 'Ally'"
FuckShitFuckShitFuckShit = A mild exclamation of concern used by a squaddie to indicate that that something is not quite right, for example
Razzman = Regimental Sergeant Major
Rupert = Officer
Squaddie Proof = Indestrucatable (but probably not for long)

There are lots and lots and lots more.....

Exploding Fatwa Pixie is not yet widely used ….this maybe my true reason for joining up…..

And Also in the News .....

...a persuasive argument sent to me making the case for Creationism over Evolution:

“How can anyone beleive we evolved from monkeys heres a few questions for people who beleive that

1.If we did evolve from monkeys then how come babies arent born monkeys

2.Even Darwin said his theories were wrong before he died so why do you still believe them

3.do you really not believe the bible it says we were created in seven days not millions of years

4.how come we cant speak monkey

Just for a fact ape like creatures are monkeys Just in case certain people get on this thread

On the first point alone I’m guessing that if this oxygen thief ever was permitted to breed then in his case any resulting offspring may well be more monkey than man.

When do I get my gun ?