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Sewermonger
14-Jul-2007, 02:28 AM
Lead paragraph:

"NASA scrambled someone out to pad 39A with a new sign that has the
orbiter Endeavour's name spelled correctly, and then posted a photo at
the Kennedy Space Center's website."


'Houston, we have a typo - USATODAY.com' (http://tinyurl.com/2qkdxt)


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dan c.
14-Jul-2007, 04:25 PM
I always got a kick out of people trying to pronounce the names of
various Navy gator freighters: USS Belleau Wood, USS Bonhomme Richard,
USS Tarawa, USS Okinawa, USS Iwo Jima, and USS Inchon.

Not to be outdone, the Army has various parachute drop zones which defy
American attempts at pronunciation: Nijmegen DZ, Eindhoven DZ, Sainte
Mere Eglise DZ, Mitkyina DZ, Pointe du Hoc DZ and Port Salinas DZ.

Sewermonger wrote:
> Lead paragraph:
>
> "NASA scrambled someone out to pad 39A with a new sign that has the
> orbiter Endeavour's name spelled correctly, and then posted a photo at
> the Kennedy Space Center's website."
>
>
> 'Houston, we have a typo - USATODAY.com' (http://tinyurl.com/2qkdxt)
>
>

Sewermonger
15-Jul-2007, 03:28 PM
I should send you the complete list of Naval slang.


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dan c.
15-Jul-2007, 07:29 PM
Yes, that would be helpful. I could've used something like that when we
did an amphib exercise from Coronado to Red Beach at Pendleton in 1980.
We were pretty impressed with how fresh, hot coffee was available 24/7
in the galley and wardroom.

Sewermonger wrote:
> I should send you the complete list of Naval slang.
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Boomer
15-Jul-2007, 10:52 PM
Sailors cuss?

dan c.
16-Jul-2007, 07:17 PM
There sure are a lot of weird acronyms and abbreviations, and those are
the official USN ones! I noticed that the Army and the Marines tend to
have shorter TLAs and FLAs: D.I.P.="die in place", D.R.T.="dead, right
there", T.O.T.="time on target", D/P/L.Z.= "Drop/Pick-up or Landing
Zone", zap=kill somebody or something, frag= M-67 hand grenade or to zap
someone with one, U.S.A.R.M.Y.="Uncle Sam ain't released me yet", etc....

Sewermonger wrote:
> The Navy runs off coffee and peanut butter
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> 'U.S. Navy slang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Navy_slang)
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