How Much Do You Know About U.S. Military Slang?

Salute! Let's see if you civilians can decipher these choice words and acronyms that our men and women in uniform have developed over the years. WARNING: Some language may not be suitable for minors.
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Question 1/12

wikimedia.org
When a piece of equipment is ruined with no way to fix it, what do they call it?
FUBAR
SUPER
RED DOG
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Question 2/12

halloweencostumes.com
A sailor recruit in boot camp who does nefarious things like stealing at night or vandalizing is called what?
Ninja Joe
Charlie Ninja
Ricky Ninja
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Question 3/12

dodlive.mil
This derogatory term for a Coast Guard member is used by those who don't think much of them.
Larry Lifeguard
Puddle Pirate
Shallow Hal
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Question 4/12

channel4.com
A very aggressive or muscular female soldier or Marine is sometimes called this:
Insane Jane
Bitch Cassidy
Jane Wayne
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Question 5/12

tracemypreps.com
What do soldiers call beef franks which are included in some MREs (meals ready to eat) so named for their number and unpleasant taste?
5 Weiner Woofs
5 Fingers of Death
5 Mouseketeers
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Question 6/12

rt.com
Radio speak for "Lost Like a MotherF*****"
Lima Lima Martian Field
Lima Lima Mike Foxtrot
Lima Lima Mike Foster
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Question 7/12

wikimedia.org
What is the thorough cleanup of the barracks (in anticipation of an inspection) called?
Green Day
Mess Dress
Field Day
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Question 8/12

wikimedia.org
Small Arms Protective Inserts (which fit into the Interceptor body armor system) are called what?
Captain Americas
Mae Wests
Chicken Plates
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Question 9/12

galaxyarmynavy.com
What might a soldier/sailor call a second lieutenant or ensign, in reference to the rank insignia - a single gold bar?
Butterbar
Cheese Stick
Butterfinger
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Question 10/12

courtartist.com
A Bad Conduct Discharge, the less severe of the two types of punitive discharge, is also called this:
Bad Ass Detroit
Brat Case Dismissal
Big Chicken Dinner
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Question 11/12

af.mil
A freshman at the United States Air Force Academy is called what?
Doofus
Bucket
Doolie
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Question 12/12

doblu.com
What's another term for Missing in Action (MIA)?
Gone Elvis
Stray Cat
Gone Copperfield
Result
Pretty shabby. You've never served in the military and the only time you ever had a battle incident was when you spilled your popcorn watching TV!

C+, Private

healwithoil.com
Right!
Nice job, soldier! You may have never served in the military, but you know that an IED is not an Iraqi-Educated Doctor.

B+, Colonel

pioneersofbearddom.com
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Bravo Zulu! You have either served in the military, have family who have served, or have seen every John Wayne and Rambo movie!

A+, General

rogerebert.com
Right!
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1
When a piece of equipment is ruined with no way to fix it, what do they call it?
FUBAR
SUPER
RED DOG
2
A sailor recruit in boot camp who does nefarious things like stealing at night or vandalizing is called what?
Ninja Joe
Charlie Ninja
Ricky Ninja
3
This derogatory term for a Coast Guard member is used by those who don't think much of them.
Larry Lifeguard
Puddle Pirate
Shallow Hal
4
A very aggressive or muscular female soldier or Marine is sometimes called this:
Insane Jane
Bitch Cassidy
Jane Wayne
5
What do soldiers call beef franks which are included in some MREs (meals ready to eat) so named for their number and unpleasant taste?
5 Weiner Woofs
5 Fingers of Death
5 Mouseketeers
6
Radio speak for "Lost Like a MotherF*****"
Lima Lima Martian Field
Lima Lima Mike Foxtrot
Lima Lima Mike Foster
7
What is the thorough cleanup of the barracks (in anticipation of an inspection) called?
Green Day
Mess Dress
Field Day
8
Small Arms Protective Inserts (which fit into the Interceptor body armor system) are called what?
Captain Americas
Mae Wests
Chicken Plates
9
What might a soldier/sailor call a second lieutenant or ensign, in reference to the rank insignia - a single gold bar?
Butterbar
Cheese Stick
Butterfinger
10
A Bad Conduct Discharge, the less severe of the two types of punitive discharge, is also called this:
Bad Ass Detroit
Brat Case Dismissal
Big Chicken Dinner
11
A freshman at the United States Air Force Academy is called what?
Doofus
Bucket
Doolie
12
What's another term for Missing in Action (MIA)?
Gone Elvis
Stray Cat
Gone Copperfield