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‘It doesn’t mean what you think’ USMC Edition
Amongst the salty naval slang and unique phrases found in the military, there are common words that hold a completely different meaning.
18 terms only soldiers will understand
Soldier lingo has a tendency to reference things that only exist in the Army. Here are some terms outsiders probably don’t know. 1. Private News Network: The rumor mill or soldier gossip. <p class="shortcode-media s…
23 terms only Marines will understand
Marines speak a different language than the rest of the United States. Here’s a list of Marine terms you’ll only get if you’re in the club.
23 terms only fighter pilots understand
If you’ve ever hung out with military aviators (or watched movies like “Top Gun” or “Iron Eagle”) you know they tend to use a lot of strange lingo when they talk, even when they’re out of the cockpit. Trying to hold a conversation with them ca…
10 silly terms you’ll only hear on submarines
Submarines are a little world of their own. With little more than 100 people aboard and submerged, running silent for months at a time, the crews of these nuclear powered undersea monsters begin to develop an entirely new culture of their own. Even …
32 terms only airmen will understand
As the youngest member of the U.S. armed forces, the Air Force gets a lot of flak from other branches, despite having the capacity to (
Here’s where the term Bravo Zulu comes from
In the military, if you did good work, you may have heard the term “Bravo Zulu,” which means “well done,” — but…why?
6 military terms that aren’t as pleasant as the FNG might think
The military is known for its clever vocabulary. If you cut out the obscenity, you’re left with a collection of terms that are either more accurate (i.e. it’s not exactly a ‘shovel,’ it’s an “entrenching tool”) or overly sarcastic (i.e. it’s…