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Topic: OT: reviving an ages old grind ->Re: +killing a Bodum Hand grinder (69 lines)
1) From: Aaron
It was written:
especially when we starting talking about Guadal Canal or
some other place where you dropped us off  then cut and ran to save your own
hides while we duked it out,
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Actually, we were going back to make sure our guns were loaded, and the 
planes ready on the decks, so that when our marines on the field called 
in for fire support or air support  we were ready to give it to them. 
Not to mention that the coffee in the pots was hot so that when they did 
come back it was ready for them.     Didn't your mommy and daddy ever 
drop you off at a ballgame or to go play with your friends?   Did you 
expect them to stay around there too, to watch your every move?  No, 
they trusted you'd not get into too much trouble, dropped you off and 
left to go play.....  Kind of the same principle here..  Wouldn't want 
the japaneese laughing at you out there, much like your friends would 
have, if you parents stuck around to watch you go play.
Squid is a general statement for all of us umm.. squids..  If you need 
to get specific here is a slight breakdown for you Rating challenged types.
Engineer = Snipe, God, All Knowing (but don't ever call us sir, we work 
for a living)
Bosuns  = Deckape
Combat Ratings , ie FC's ET's, EW's etc = Twidgets (and some other words 
I can't repost here)
Gunners Mate = Bosun with a hunting license
Signalmen = skivvy wavers.
Air Ratings = Airdales, Cloud Lice, brown shoes (generally matches their 
noses too)
Admin = Pukes (some more unkind words)
Cooks = Stewburners
Hull Techs / Damage Control  = Turd Chasers
Electrician = sparky or battery boy
GSE = Get  Somebody Else ..as in (it aint my job) aka (the difference 
between a GSE and a GTE "Gas Turbine Engine" is that you can actually 
make a GTE stop whining, generally by hitting the stop switch.
IC = two wire, and even then it's a coin flip if they'll $%%%& it up and 
have to call an electrician to fix it
CWO = Constantly Whining Officer sometimes known as the E-4 with a club 
card.
Submariners = Bubble Heads,  Turds that forgot how to float.
So there, this should help you better identify your Navy Counterparts a 
little bit better so that when you really get in a jam, instead of just 
saying, hey YOU, gimme a hand, you can be a bit more specific as to 
which you..... you were referring to.
Take care Major.
Aaron
GSEC(SW), USN, RET.
Mr. Ive probably flushed more water than you've sailed across so shut up 
bootcamp.  (not aimed at anyone specific)
oh I almost forgot the OS's .... while there really is nothing much to 
call them, I believe this statement sums it up pretty good.
Some people are like slinkeys.  Not really good for anything, but they 
still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


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