The Nobel Peace Prize Committee has rescinded Obama’s award replacing it with a more appropriate one.
The award has been rescinded because the awardee created no peace, was given prematurely and factually, made the world a far more dangerous place while occupying the highest office of the land.
By Jon Mixon, USAF Vet
ASAP – As Soon As Possible: This has become slang in normal speech but in the military, it means “immediately.”
F***nuts – A derogatory term used to describe a host of people and situations.
FUBAR – F***** Up Beyond All Repair: A description of many differing items and people
Wingnut – A member of the US Air Force
Squid/squidee/swabbie/swab jockey – Affectionate terms used by members of other service branches to describe members of the US Navy.
Bravo Sierra (BS) – Initials for the word “Bullshit”
First Shirt – First Sergeant (Usually the senior NCO within a military unit)
Ground Pounder – A term used to describe a military member in the armed forces whose primary job is being an infantry member.
Rack – Navy/Marine Corps: A bed (particularly on a ship)
Rack time – Sleeping (See also rack)
Outstanding – A superlative used by members of USMC to describe most things.
Unsat – Short for “Unsatisfactory”: Used by members of the USMC to describe anything ) people, facilities, etc.) which are not up to par.
MRE- Meals ready to eat, add water and the assumption is made that a healthy meal is good to go.
Good to go- Ready
Five fingers of death – (US Army, US Marines) Another name for the MRE beef franks, so named for their number and unpleasant taste. Also known as “Beans and
Also known as “Beans and motherf******” for the same reason. Later versions of this meal only contained four beef franks without any beans or sauce and were subsequently nicknamed the “4 d**** of death”.
Later versions of this meal only contained four beef franks without any beans or sauce and were subsequently nicknamed the “4 d**** of death”.
BGB – (US Navy and Marines) Big Gray Boat. Refers to large ships, e.g. carriers and battleships, that are gray in color.
Bird, Ball and Chain – (US Marines) Cynical term for the Marine Corps’ Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem.
boot – Someone lacking in experience. A reference to “boot camp.”
NFG– New Fu** Guy
broke-dick – (US) A soldier with a medical condition that would hinder the soldier’s ability to perform certain tasks; alternatively, equipment that is not operationally ready.
bulkhead – (US Navy, Marines, RCN) The interior structural divider of a ship; used ashore to refer to the interior walls of a building, as well.
Bullshit flag, throwing the – (US) Challenging the factual accuracy of another’s statement.
Cammies – (US Navy and Marines) Camouflage utility uniform. What are referred to as “BDUs” in the Army and Air Force.
Cheesedick – (US Marines) To do something with minimal effort. As in “He
As in “He cheese dicked his way through it.”
Chem light batteries – (US Marines) A form of snipe hunt. To have a new Marine search for obviously non-existent batteries for chemical light sticks.
Dark green – (US Marines) An African-American US Marine; as compared to a “light-green”. Intended to promote a sense of oneness among Marines “All Marines are green.” Becoming an archaic term; sometimes perceived as offensive instead.
Devil Dog – (US) US Marine. The term comes from a (possibly apocryphal) complimentary term, firewatch Teufelhund, applied by German soldiers to Marines during World War I for fighting like shock fire watch Ribbon – The National Defense Service Medal, which is given to all members of the military during a wartime event.
It is presented during boot camp and everyone gets one, so among the military people serving beside you… no one cares. Firewatch is a reference to the guard duty you do while at boot camp.
Good Cookie – The Good Conduct Medal, which is presented to naval and Marine Corps personnel for every three years of service without a major disciplinary offense.
Hump – Walking with a pack approximately half your body weight from one location to another, not to be confused with the similar activities performed unto dog owners by their K9 companions.)
ID10T Form – (USAF/USMC) Idiot form. A non-existent form that ignorant airmen/marines are sent to find.
Usually. they are new to their unit.
Lance Coolie; Lance Criminal – (US Marines) Cynical terms for Lance Corporals, the third-lowest enlisted rank in the Marine Corp
Libo – (US Navy and Marines) Liberty, time away from work (after hours, on a weekend, during a port-call, etc.) not charged against leave.Master Guns – (US Marines) Master Gunnery Sergeant; (US Navy) Gunners Mate Master Chief
Moonbeam – (US Marines) A flashlight. We are just as confused as you are.
“OFP” – (US MARINES) Own F****** Program, a term given to a marine who doesn’t follow an order given or is not following the marine corps standard.
On the double – (US Navy, Marines) As quickly as possible; without delay.
Oorah! – (US Marines) Term used to respond in the affirmative to a question, acknowledge an order, or generally to express enthusiasm. Comparable to “Hooah” in the Army.
Oscar-Mike – (US) On the Move, from the phonetic alphabet.
Professional F****** Custodian – (Marine Corps) Private First Class, usually used during field day.
Rack ops – (US Marines) The time for sleep, if permitted, while in the field.
Since Jesus was a corporal” – (US Army and Marines) For a very long time. e.g.: “I haven’t been home since Jesus was a corporal.”
Shitbird – The guy in the unit everyone hates for making life harder on everyone.
Top – (US Army and Marines) The First Sergeant or Master Sergeant (USMC), the senior enlisted man at a company level.
Turtle f***(ing) – (US Marines) Striking a Marine on his helmet with another helmet. The clunking of the two kevlar helmets sounds like two empty shells hitting. Sometimes done deliberately among friends, but often as a joke to an unsuspecting trooper.
Twentynine Stumps – (US Marines) Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. Often simply referred to as “the Stumps.”
Unf*** – (US Army, Marines) To bring something or someone into proper order and accord with SOP.
Roger that”, meaning: “I agree”.
I’ve got your Six-I’ve got your back.” The saying originated with World War I fighter pilots referencing the rear of an airplane as the six o’clock position.
If you picture yourself at the center of a clock face, the area directly in front of you is twelve o’clock.
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