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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   28/7/2011, 08:51

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I don't know why but saw something on the box recently or heard on the radio? We evidently say it wrongly and the yanks are correct. Well they have to get something right I suppose?


Really? Must have been an American program! Or is that 'programme'? This from a population that says VE-hick-ell instead of vehicle, ruff instead of roof and zee instead of zed and who drop the 'u' from words such as neighbour, harbour, arbour, etc.

Stephen. I get the feeling you don`t have a lot of respect for your neighbors neighbours Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   28/7/2011, 12:28

"Coffee Swindle"

Not difficult to work out the meaning of this one, but where and when did it originate?
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   28/7/2011, 13:30

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"Coffee Swindle"

Not difficult to work out the meaning of this one, but where and when did it originate?

Well, it might not be difficult for YOU mate !

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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   28/7/2011, 19:01

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Teabag wrote:
I don't know why but saw something on the box recently or heard on the radio? We evidently say it wrongly and the yanks are correct. Well they have to get something right I suppose?


Really? Must have been an American program! Or is that 'programme'? This from a population that says VE-hick-ell instead of vehicle, ruff instead of roof and zee instead of zed and who drop the 'u' from words such as neighbour, harbour, arbour, etc.

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Stephen. I get the feeling you don`t have a lot of respect for your neighbors neighbours Smile

On an individual level, most Americans are okay...open, friendly, easy going. Other than that? No. As a nation, they're insular, sometimes arrogant, frequently jaw-droppingly ignorant of other nations/cultures, "my way, right or wrong', jingo-istic, nationalistic (which is different than being patriotic), militaristic while condemning other militaristic regimes as militaristic, and totally believe they are G-d's gift to humanity. But I'd rather be living next to them than to, say, the Russians or a few others I can think of!
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   29/7/2011, 02:43

I have done a few cruises with Americans, in fact my next cruise on the Ruby Princess, Greek Islands, Med and Transatlantic Oct/Nov will have about 2500 of them to contend with. A few good ones, but many are arrogant, loud mouthed, think USA is the Ruler of the World.'

They seem to know little of the world outside the US of A @ 'Land of Tipping/Land of the Free.'

Just my 2 Euros worth! Embarassed

PS..Hope they have BRATWURST on the ship! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   29/7/2011, 09:37

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A few good ones, but many are arrogant, loud mouthed

A wee bit like the Australians Les..?? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   29/7/2011, 09:43

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With remarks like that we shall to form a blue beret International Peacekeeping Force exclusively designed for deployment on this site. Commander can be General Jim , with his continuing silence no chance of refusal but where are you?
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   29/7/2011, 09:48

Gordon....... Fiendishly clever & knowledgeable that Mr. Google..... Don't Know why I never thought of that. I've not found him to be so bright on Coffee Swindles yet. Got an idea this is a ploy from north of the border to shut us all up.

And Stephen...... If we are indulging in pedantry, I should give a gentle reminder that the correct terminology this side of the pond is "Different from......"

It's satisfying to be a Smartarse at times !

Beachley Boy....... G'Day Mate ! I heard that tipping isn't done in OZ (seriously....) & a Brit visitor was nearly sorted out by a cabbie who thought a couple of dollars above the fare was seen as an attempt to lure him into some unacceptable activity. Just a tale or true ?"
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   29/7/2011, 10:04

I`m very surprised at the lack of knowledge on Coffee Swindles....Maybe due to the fact that you are all warriors and didn`t have the luxuary of static postings.

A coffee swindle is where a group of persons .a shift,a workshop troop or anything similar donate a fixed amount of cash on a weekly,monthly or any other time scale.
This cash is used to buy coffee milk sugar biccys etc.by a nominated member of the group.
The nominated member is rotated on a regular basis,and some provide better value for cash than others..Hence Swindle...Brum had a similar thing going, but his was tealeafed from the guard. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   29/7/2011, 10:19

........... Oh !

Don't think we would ever have trusted anyone with our hard cash. Not when you only got four bob a day....... (swings the lamp).

Hey! There's one...... Lamp Swinging...... Was that still current after my time?
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   29/7/2011, 10:27

Ask MR. Google
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   29/7/2011, 10:40

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Your precautions will be of no use when Les and the other Aussie correspondents deploy their Aborigine fighting patrols and let loose a couple of taipans, Crocodile Dundee style
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   29/7/2011, 11:06

I thought taipans were Chinese,Oooops forgot the hyphen.Nasty looking buggas are they not?Good eating though i would suspect,
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   29/7/2011, 12:26

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Taipans are the world's deadliest snake to be found in the coastal areas of Queensland and northern NSW. There is an equally vicious version to be found in the deserts of Queensland I believe
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   29/7/2011, 16:50

This one would make a nice pet methinks.

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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   29/7/2011, 18:11

More Jargon , or maybe prowords, or more likely codewords........... Takes me back to Bofors & LAA ...........

OP warning to get guns pointing in right direction was coded as a "Snakes Warning".

Like :- "Snakes Whisky, Whisky, Whisky. Low...... Red......Plus.
(ie. Aircraft approaching in arc W, Low level, Hostile, more than one)

OPs were laid out in a circle 1000 yds beyond guns, each OP covered an arc which was allocated a code letter, ( W, X, Y, Z, etc.) and guns had marked pickets to give an OP's bearing from the gun position.

Can't remember exactly but if everything went to plan, a Snakes warning gave guns something like 8 seconds to point at an approacher. All aircraft, friendly or hostile, were reported. It was FUN ! 3 squaddies, all alone, far from authority, sitting in an OP with a brew on, sending dummy Snakes warnings when a truculent Sgt No.1 would be half way through his steak & kidney pud !

Bet that's not on Google Gordon !
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   29/7/2011, 20:20

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Gordon....... Fiendishly clever & knowledgeable that Mr. Google..... Don't Know why I never thought of that. I've not found him to be so bright on Coffee Swindles yet. Got an idea this is a ploy from north of the border to shut us all up.

And Stephen...... If we are indulging in pedantry, I should give a gentle reminder that the correct terminology this side of the pond is "Different from......"

It's satisfying to be a Smartarse at times !

Beachley Boy....... G'Day Mate ! I heard that tipping isn't done in OZ (seriously....) & a Brit visitor was nearly sorted out by a cabbie who thought a couple of dollars above the fare was seen as an attempt to lure him into some unacceptable activity. Just a tale or true ?"

Different from....yes.....I knew that of course. My bad!!! Of course, if I had proofread before hitting the send button, I'd have caught it...maybe....oops!!

As for getting a couple of dollars above the fare an attempt to lure him into "some unacceptable activity"....for a couple of dollars???? Cripes! Twenty, at least! :-)...and no furry animals!
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   29/7/2011, 20:27

Aaaaaaaaghhhh....as if talking about deadly snakes didn't freak me out enough, Gordon has to go an post a PICTURE of one of the damn things! oh gawd, oh gawd.....where's my therapist's number....cold sweats, shaking, rapid heartbeat....aaaaaghhh.....

Seriously.....I HATE snakes....any variety...freak me right out! Venomous ones even more so!

Don't do this again!!! LOL Ever....everevereverever!!!

Anything mammalian, I'm fine with. Amphibian, okay, not keen on them, but okay. Reptilian? Forget it!! I'm not even crazy about tortoises, but can usually work through that. Snakes? Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... affraid affraid affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   30/7/2011, 05:43

Gordon. wrote:
This one would make a nice pet methinks.


Plenty of those critters around my area, New South Wales South Coast, about 300 'clicks' south of Sydney. Not the Taipans, but Black Snakes and Brown Snakes which are deadly. Have had them in the back yard (only twice thank god) and on the golf course. affraid

All part of the fun of living in the 'Colonies.' Crying or Very sad

The Brits sent the Foxes and Rabbits here, so can I send some snakes over? cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   1/8/2011, 10:09

1. Rabbits !

2. Happy Yorkshire Day....... &.....

3. Happy MINDEN DAY to all our readers !

For qualifying personnel, roses will be issued in Messes at 1100 hrs.

Any roses surplus to requirements will be handed back to BQMS G1098 Stores
and retained with the unexpired portions of the day's rations.
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   1/8/2011, 10:59

A notable date in the calander if you are a Yorkie

Minden day 1759.Afraid i missed that one Cartav. How did you fare? Also missed
The emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834,Wilberforce was involved in this i think.
Yorkshire Day 1975...Remember this one. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   1/8/2011, 16:21

Nay, Gordon lad...... Ah wan't thier... Ah were nobbut a bairn!

But Minden Day was special for 32 Bty in Germany. One big kneesup to celebrate our dads helping the Prussians to kick French, Russian & Austrian asses....... Not much idea why we were sticking our noses in the Seven Years War, suppose I'll have to consult the wise Mr. Google again. And we'd got our hands full with Quebec coming up weeks later........ Anyway, 33.000 of our lot whupped 51,000 of theirs. To celebrate 32 Bty were given a rose to stick behind the cap badge and were shipped over to Minden to walk the battlefield. There' s an old cottage with a cannonball embedded in the gable end....... both sides claim to have fired it. It is traditional for the roses to be eaten as a healthy supplement to Army stodge.
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   1/8/2011, 16:24

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Nay, Gordon lad...... Ah wan't thier... Ah were nobbut a bairn!

But Minden Day was special for 32 Bty in Germany. One big kneesup to celebrate our dads helping the Prussians to kick French, Russian & Austrian asses....... Not much idea why we were sticking our noses in the Seven Years War, suppose I'll have to consult the wise Mr. Google again. And we'd got our hands full with Quebec coming up weeks later........ Anyway, 33.000 of our lot whupped 51,000 of theirs. To celebrate 32 Bty were given a rose to stick behind the cap badge and were shipped over to Minden to walk the battlefield. There' s an old cottage with a cannonball embedded in the gable end....... both sides claim to have fired it. It is traditional for the roses to be eaten as a healthy supplement to Army stodge.

1975 ? Doesn't ring any bells!....... Did Mel Gibson skipper a Scots cricket team that put one over on our lot?
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   1/8/2011, 16:58

Nah...It was o Yorkie political up rising

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It was celebrated in 1975, by the Yorkshire Ridings Society, initially in Beverley, as "protest movement against the Local Government re-organisation of 1974",
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PostSubject: Re: Army Lingo   1/8/2011, 17:48


The two Hampshire Badges I wore with pride in my early days, the first without crown and then the Regiment was awarded the Royal title and the Kings Crown.
Note the Minden Rose.
Please send prepaid via Inter Flora and I will pin it to my lapel.

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