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Hi All,

Good Morning!

I found this list of Navy Slang on Navy for is very informative and helpful for us to interpret the acronyms.


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It's a start Micki, but I'm convinced that the US Navy and it's sailors make a concerted effort not to be understood. In fact, having served, I'm convinced that Navy lingo is a product of being bored at sea.

The announcements regularly coming over the ship PA System ( known as the 1MC) adequately demonstrate that NAVY communication is not necessarily meant to be understood. Here's just some of the weird stuff you get to hear.

"Reveille, Reveille. Heave out and trice up. Now Reveille" - I get the reveille bit, but the other part sounds like a guaranteed trip to the chiropractor.

"Late Sleepers" - They said it every morning in a effort to remind you that there are people who do and that you're not one of them.

"There are men working aloft. Do not rotate or radiate any electronic equipment while men are working aloft" - I occasionally had to work aloft and I never liked that one. Some of my shipmates were bright and others a little less so. I would have preferred that they said, "Keep the damn radars and transmitters off. ET2 Fatso is working on them"

"Dinner for the crew" - The second meal of the day. That caused this Californian a minor problem as I had NO IDEA what they meant by "Supper for the crew". Skip a few of those and you will be out of you rack before anyone suggests you heave or trice.

"Ding Ding, (ship's name) Arriving, Ding" - The bitch is that you never knew you left.

"Sweepers, sweepers man you brooms, give...." - As a graduate of some of the finest Navy A and C schools, I was prepared to work on millions of dollars worth of equipment. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I had in enlisted into an army of sweepers that attacked every lower deck, ladder and passage way on a daily basis.

"Now lay before the mast all eight o'clock reports" - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Is it flipping eight o'clock or twenty hundred? And just who the hell is up at the mast that rates a lay before? They didn't teach THAT at bootcamp!

"Set condition Zebra throughout the ship" - It does look a nit like a zoo when you're doing that

"Tattoo" - Le Plane? I looked and never saw one, so I simply went to sleep.

I had seen someone mention the Peanut Butter Shot. Now I know what it is....ouch! Thanks for the list. Very informative.


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