Top 10 Military Slang Phrases That Work At Home!
1. High and tight. One day I was sitting in the base barber shop as my husband and our son got haircuts. I looked at the men sitting in the chairs around me, clutching their numbered tickets as they waited their turn to be called. And you know what I noticed? Not a single one of them needed a haircut! The stubble on the sides of their heads barely covered their scalps. That’s the high and tight.
2. Bravo Zulu or “BZ.” Doesn’t that sound so much cooler than saying “well done?”
3. Hit the head “I’m gonna hit the head.” I guess this phrase is better than some of the alternatives to announcing your intention to use the restroom. It’s just really strange hearing your 8-year-old son saying it.
4. Soup sandwich. I actually used this phrase when I taught kindergarten. My students thought it was hysterical to imagine trying to eat a sandwich filled with soup. Yes, things are really messed up if you have a soup sandwich on your hands.
5. Mandatory fun. Who hasn’t gone to that command picnic or holiday party because their husband was invi-told to attend? That’s mandatory fun. Just remember, this term is fine to use in the privacy of your own home, but it’s probably best not to use it while you’re at the event itself.
6. …and a wake-up “My husband will be home in 4 days and a wake-up!” That sounds so much more doable than 5 more days, doesn’t it?
7. Hooah. I haven’t quite pinpointed its exact meaning, but it seems to be the comprehensive response to just about anything requiring abundant enthusiasm.
8. Got your 6. I got your back. A phrase all MilSpouses should be saying to each other.
9. Zero dark thirty. This is my daughter’s favorite time of day. Really, really, really early in the morning.
10. Rog/Roger/Roger that. My favorite, constant fixtures in my emails/phone calls/text messages. Message received. I understand. Roger that.
This excerpt was taken from an article
written by Heather Sweeney and
published on Spousebuzz.com.
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