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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2018, 07:37:18 »
You use abbreviations and acronyms constantly...and your family understands them.
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2018, 07:54:38 »
You use abbreviations and acronyms constantly...and your family understands them.

...especially “ACK” 

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2018, 08:09:07 »
GPS in car: "Left turn on Massey drive in one kilometre!"

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2018, 09:08:17 »
If I’m a passenger at stop signs etc I’ll say “clear on the right” to let the driver know it’s ok to proceed.
My daughter told me to stop it 😈

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2018, 09:43:02 »
You mean “knife-hand?”  ;D

If your moniker is 'Medicine Man', you have the right to call it an 'arrow hand' IMHO :)
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2018, 10:34:38 »
If your moniker is 'Medicine Man', you have the right to call it an 'arrow hand' IMHO :)

I saw what you did there, DB...  ;)

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2018, 11:06:24 »
I could have called it “shuto” which literally translates to “sword hand” but arrow felt more appropriate

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2018, 11:16:00 »
If I’m a passenger at stop signs etc I’ll say “clear on the right” to let the driver know it’s ok to proceed.
My daughter told me to stop it 😈

I have my kids do that.
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2018, 11:19:20 »
...especially “ACK” 

   :nod:

Not so much but I use "Say Again" instead of "could you repeat that" or "Huh"

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2018, 11:26:06 »
If I’m a passenger at stop signs etc I’ll say “clear on the right” to let the driver know it’s ok to proceed.
My daughter told me to stop it

Could be worse - if you’re the passenger and you start saying “Driver - advance/stop/left/right” etc.

I could some justifiable domestic battery come from that.

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2018, 11:26:41 »
Not so much but I use "Say Again" instead of "could you repeat that" or "Huh"

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2018, 13:16:05 »
You point out things in the distance using the clock-ray method.
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2018, 14:19:13 »
You point out things in the distance using the clock-ray method.

...using metres....and knife-hand. :nod:

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2018, 14:24:44 »
You can't wait to get out only to wish you were back in.

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2018, 14:37:07 »
You ask your kids if they're ready and they tell you they're "good to go".

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2018, 14:44:58 »
...or tell your spouse, "Wait, out."

...once....

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #41 on: August 31, 2018, 14:52:54 »


You point out things in the distance using the clock-ray method.

...using metres....and knife-hand. :nod:

Followed by the query "Seen?"
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2018, 14:56:44 »

Followed by the query "Seen?"

Or you just answer "Seen" to things seen or understood.

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2018, 20:50:52 »
when you  tell your kids to keep their boots dry so they do not get trench foot.

then they tell mom at day care they might have trench foot because of wet boots.

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2018, 20:59:15 »
This...Constantly.

In a similar vein...when I am trying to turn right at an intersection, and I can't find decent space to merge between the passing cars...and I yell at them to "Close to Standard Distance!"  (Also a Navy one)

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When you see a car approaching an uncontrolled intersection and you are mentally taking bearings of it to make sure its drawing right. (another Navy one)

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #45 on: September 05, 2018, 21:17:13 »
When you are watching little kids heading off to school with 50 lbs of books in their gigantic backpacks and you think: That's pretty good conditioning for a career in the infantry.

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2018, 22:20:06 »
Good points.

When you have no objection to having an Infantry WO teaching your seven year old granddaughter how to grapple and slap on a rear naked choke aka carotid control hold.

Hard corps or what!!
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2018, 00:56:09 »
When you critique your Fortnight playing kind for crappy fire team drills and weapons choices.
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2018, 11:07:34 »
When you fall in with a bunch of guys you never did drill with and the first right turn goes astoundingly well.
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2018, 11:19:42 »
When you give your girlfriend a 5 poimt contingency plan when you go grocery shopping
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