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Things that annoy you. Your rants.

Discussion in 'Jollies Bar' started by Ninja_Stoker, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. aliens-do-exist

    aliens-do-exist Member

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    All the Acronyms on the RM forum! Luckily only a parent but have to keep asking son what everything stands for!...Still learning.
     
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  2. Johnny_Anonie

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    CC1,

    CivPol at RV are threaders. 2i/c thinks we are jack and OC thinks it’s hoofin. Better craic than watching pongo EOD trying to defuse a misplaced Dhobi. Civpop advised to take KFS to galley and tuck into a banjo. All C/S encouraged to spin dits about the oggin.

    JA out.


    (See- it could always be worse :D)
     
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  3. bishopgab

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    Now that’s funny
     
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  4. aliens-do-exist

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    I'm Hoofin that, but that is probably a perverse name for something totally unrelated!!
     
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  5. Chelonian

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    Don't encourage him. :)
     
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  6. DeesMum

    DeesMum Valuable Contributor

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    I'm off to see if google translate has Royal Marine option.
     
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  7. bishopgab

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    Oh go on , go on you have to admit it is funny
     
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  8. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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  9. Rover

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    A few more to 'cross reference'.;)

    ROYAL MARINE JARGON



    ABC

    Abbreviation of All Been Changed; a change of detail.

    ACE

    Good, excellent.

    Airy Fairy

    A member of the Fleet Air Arm.

    A1

    The very best.

    B


    Bandie

    Members of the Royal Marines Band

    Banjo

    A sandwich; broken or broken down.

    Banyan

    A picnic on a boat or beach.

    Basha

    Originally a temporary jungle shelter, now applied to any temporary shelter in the field.

    Belay

    To cease an action; to cancel.

    Bimble

    To walk casually; to wander.

    Bish

    A Naval padre.

    Bite

    To be drawn into an argument or be wound up.

    Bivvy

    A bivouac - temporary field shelter, constructed with a waterproof poncho.

    Blues

    The ceremonial blue uniform of the Royal Marines.

    Bootie

    RM and RN abbreviation of the term used for a Royal Marine (see Bootneck).

    Bootneck

    A Royal Marines Commando.

    Bombed out

    Crazy; exhausted.

    Bonedome

    Protective helmet, particularly applied to that worn by pilots.

    Brill / Brills

    Brilliant, magnificent.

    Brammer

    Oustandingly good.

    Bronzy

    Suntan.

    Bronzy time

    Sunbathing.

    Brown Hatter

    See Snapper.

    Bubbled

    To be found out or ‘rumbled’.

    Bug - out

    To conduct a military withdrawal.

    Bunting tosser

    A member of the RN signals fraternity. (see also ‘Flag wagger’ and ‘Sigs’).

    Buzz

    A rumour.

    BZ

    Bravo Zulu - Well done.

    C


    Cabin

    A room, usually a bedroom.

    Can spanner

    A tin opener (see ‘Spanner’).

    Charlie - G

    The 84mm Carl Gustav anti - tank weapon.

    Chin stay

    The strap used to secure a cap, or helmet to the head.

    Chopper

    A helicopter.

    Chippie

    A carpenter.

    Chit / Chittie

    A small piece of paper.

    Chuck one up

    A salute.

    Chuck up

    a. Praise (see also ‘Recommend’).
    b. To smell badly.

    Chuffed

    Pleased.

    Chunter

    To mutter or mumble (see also ‘Drip’).

    Church key

    A device equipped with both bottle and can opener.

    Civvies

    Civilians / Civvian clothing.

    Clear lower deck

    When personnel of a unit are called together for an address by the Commanding Officer; a 100% turnout.

    Cloggie

    Cloggie A Dutchman.

    Club swinger

    A Physical Training Instructor.

    Come alongside

    To make the grade; to agree.

    Common dog

    Common sense.

    Compo

    Composite Rations, Ration Pack.

    Crab

    A member of the Royal Air Force. or Lacking in personal hygeine.

    Crab Air

    The Royal Air Force.

    Cracked it

    To achieve.

    Crack - up

    To lose ones patience.

    Crappers

    To be very drunk.

    Crash out

    To fall asleep.

    Cream in

    Collide.

    Chrimbo

    Christmas.

    D


    Dank

    Miserable.

    Dhobi

    To wash or launder.

    Dig out (blind)

    To make an all out effort.

    Dink

    To give or receive a blow.

    Dip out / dip

    To come off worst in any situation.

    Ditch

    To throw away or discard.

    Dog robbers

    Jacket and tie.

    Dog Watch

    Two short watch periods that equalise the watch roster. Someone who has been in a ‘Dog watch’ means one who has little experience.

    Donkey Wallopers

    The Cavalry.

    Down on your chin straps

    To be exhausted.

    Dregs

    Ugly; unappealing.

    Drip

    To complain.

    Drip sesh

    A period organised so that complaints can be aired.

    Drives

    The driver of a vehicle.

    Drop a sprog

    To give birth.

    E


    Ear pounding

    To give or receive a verbal warning.

    Earwigging

    Eavesdropping.

    Eating Irons

    Eating utensils.

    Endex

    The point an exercise ends.

    Essence

    Beautiful, usually applied to ones Pash or Party.

    F


    Fang Farrier

    A dentist.

    Fanny - rat

    A stacks rating who is never satisfied with the Pash / Party he has.

    G


    Galley

    The kitchen and / or dining hall.

    Gannet

    One with an insatiable appetite.

    Gash

    Rubbish, waste.

    Gash Hand

    Spare rank.

    Gen

    Genuine; the truth.

    GD

    General Duties rank.

    Gizzit

    Items that are given away, usually for public relations purposes.

    Glimp

    To peer or peep.

    Globe and Buster

    The Corps Crest (the Globe & Laurel) or the Royal Marines magazine.

    Glop

    To slurp or drink hurriedly.

    Glophead

    A habitual drunkard.

    Goffer

    a. A wave (sea water vareity).
    b. A cold drink.
    c. A punch (fist type not drink).

    Gonk

    To sleep.

    Gopping

    Extremely unpleasant. Usually used to describe ugly women.

    H


    Hand

    A member of an organisation / crew. Commonly used to refer to an individual of good repute.

    Hangfire

    Wait a period of time.

    Hanging - out

    To have given 100% physically.

    Harry

    Superlative eg ‘Harry Crappers’.

    Heads

    Toilets.

    Honking / Honkers

    Intoxicated; smelly.

    I


    Icers

    Very cold

    Ickies

    Money

    Inboard

    To come out on top, to succeed.

    J


    Jack

    A member of the Royal Navy.

    Jack up

    To arrange or organise something.

    Jenny

    A member of the Women’s Royal Naval Service.

    Jimpy / Jeeps

    General Purpose Machine Gun.

    Jolly

    An easy job or organised recreatiion. (see ‘Swan’).

    Jollies (HM)

    Original name for citizen soldiers of the Trained Bands of London in 1664, from whose ranks Marines were first formed. Later became RN slang for a Marine, hence Kipling’s ‘HM Jollies’.

    Junglies

    Members of the Naval Air Commando Squadrons.

    ‘JWH’

    Abbreviation of Jersey Wool Heavy - the issue pullover.

    K


    Kag / Kaggage

    Unwanted or useless equipment.

    Kit muster

    A check, in which an individual’s complete equipment is laid out to ensure all is accounted for. The term is also used to describe the act of vomitting.

    Knack all

    Nil, nothing.

    Knacker / fat knacker

    A person who is unfit and / or overweight.

    L


    Lash up

    To treat

    Laughing kitbags

    To find something very amusing.

    Leg it

    To run.

    Limers

    A soft drink.

    Loafer / loafing

    One who sits back and lets others do his share of the work.

    Lovats

    The No 2 dress uniform of the Royal Marines, lovat green in colour.

    M


    Magic

    Marvellous.

    Make ‘n’ mend

    A period allocated to the maintenance of an individual’s equipment, or personal administration.

    Manky

    Filthy.

    Maskers

    Masking tape. Uses for this valuable commodity are many and varied. Also known as ‘Ha rry black’ or ‘Harry black maskers’.

    Matelot

    A sailor.

    Mess deck dodger

    The person responsible for tidying a mess deck or barrack room.

    Micky duck

    A cartoon film.

    MOA

    Abbreviation of a Marine Officer’s Attendant - the equivalent of a batman.

    MOD Plod

    Ministry of Defence Police.

    Muscle bo’sun

    One who prides himself on the strength of his body.

    N


    Nause

    Nausea, inconvenience.

    Neaters

    Undiluted spirits. (Navy Rum ration traditionally was condenced)

    Nine o’ clockers

    Mid evening snack.

    Nod / Noddy

    A Royal Marines recruit. (Changed to "Wink" due to presure from the media about name calling - i.e. a Nod is as good as a Wink.

    Nutty

    Confectionary.

    Nutty fiend

    One who has a sweet tooth.

    O


    ‘OD’

    An abbreviation indicating ‘ Other Denomination’ as a persons religous conviction or commonly used as a derogatory term for someone who should know better.

    Oggie

    A pasty.

    O Group

    A meeting whereby orders for an operation are given to subordinate commanders.

    Ooloo

    Originally the term applied to jungle. Now sometimes given to an area of rough country or heavy vegetation.

    Oppo

    A close friend.. The ‘opposite number’ of a two man team; a system used to ensure maximum effectiveness in military activities.

    P


    Party

    A female.

    Pash

    A female, with whom a marine has formed a more than casual relationship. A fiancee.

    Percy

    A soldier (see also ‘Pongo’).

    Phot

    A photograph or photographer.

    Ping

    To recognise or identify; to catch out.

    Pingers

    Members of the RN anti - submarine helicopter squadrons.

    Pipe

    To broadcast a message; usually via the public address system on board ship or in barracks.

    Piso

    Careful with money.

    Pit

    A bunk, bed or sleeping space (see also ‘Scratcher’).

    Plums

    Nothing. (see also ‘Dip’). Often used in the context of ‘Trapping’.

    Plums rating

    One who is continually unsuccessful with women.

    Pole - up

    To appear, to arrive suddenly.

    Pom

    Dehydrated mashed potato.

    Pompey

    Portsmouth.

    Pongo

    A soldier; derived from the common naval belief that soldiers never wash.

    Prof

    To acquire.

    Provie

    A member of the Provost Staff, the Regimental or Unit Police.

    Pussers

    Appertaining to the Service; stores and equipment issued from Service sources. Anything done unimaginatively or ‘by the book’ is done in a ‘pussers’ manner.

    Pusser’s hard

    Issue soap.

    Pusser’s planks

    Military skis.

    Pusser’s red devil

    The standard naval issue bicycle. Invariably painted red.

    Puzzle Palace

    A Headquarters building.

    R


    Rabbits

    Gifts or souvenirs, obtained by going on a ‘rabbit run’.

    Recommend

    Formalised approval or praise - ‘take a recommend.

    Redders

    Opposite to Icers.

    Rice

    Effort. To ‘give it rice’ means to apply a considerable amount of effort in a direct manner.

    Rig

    A mode of dress. To ‘get rigged’ is to get dressed.

    Rock / Rock all

    Nil, or nothing.

    Rock ape

    RAF Regiment.

    Rug rat

    A baby (see also ‘sprog’).

    Run

    A trip or journey.

    Run ashore

    To leave ship or barracks for recreation or relaxation.

    S


    Sandies / Sandy Bottoms

    The last ‘sippers of a wet’.

    SB

    Abbreviation for Special Boat Service. One who has joined the SBS is said to have gone SB. Sneakey Beakeys


    Scran

    Food.

    Scran bag

    A bag on a mess deck in which spare or damaged clothing and rags are collected. One who is untidily dressed is said to ‘look like a scran bag’.

    Scratcher

    A bed, bunk or bedspace (see also ‘pit’).

    Scronky / Scronks

    Untidy (see also ‘scran bag’).

    Sea Daddy

    An experienced marine or sailor who looks after a recruit to ‘show him the ropes’.

    Secure

    To finish; to tidy away after a job or watch.

    Shave - off

    An expression of exasperation; to speak out in turn.

    Shreddies

    Underpants.

    Sigs

    A radio operator.

    Sin Bosun

    A Naval Padre.

    Sippers

    A liquid measure; a sip offered from one’s own drink.

    Skin

    Immature or inexperienced. Lacking in facial hair.

    Skin Mag

    Playboy or similar magazine.

    Slide

    Butter or margerine (see also ‘grease’).

    Smally

    Small.

    Snaps

    A photographer (see also ‘phot’).

    Sneaky Beaky

    Intelligence staff or their operations.

    Snurgle

    To advance warily, or to crawl.

    Snapper

    Someone who is gay.

    Sods opera

    A show produced by a ship’s company or unit to entertain themselves.

    Spanner

    Any food or implement.

    Spitkid

    A waste receptacle.

    Sprog

    A baby, or youth lacking in experience.

    Spud locker

    Vegetable preparation room.

    Stacks

    The opposite of ‘plums’. To receive overmuch. Usually used to describe one who has great success with woman.

    Stand easy

    An official break in the work schedule; equates with a tea / coffee break.

    Steamer

    A ship.

    Stick

    a. Abuse.
    b. A grouping of manpower for amphibious operations.

    Stickies

    Cakes.

    Swan

    An easy or enjoyable journey or job, (see also ‘jolly’).

    Sweating neaters

    To be worried.

    T


    The Corps

    RM and RN generic term for the Royal Marines.

    The Dark Side.

    SBS

    Thin out

    To depart.

    Threaders

    To be fed up, to have had enough of something.

    Three Badger

    A marine or sailor of low rank but great experience. Derived from the good conduct badges (chevrons) worn to denote years of service, three badges being the maximum.

    Trap

    To successfully attract a member of the opposite sex.

    Troop bible

    A book containing all the relevant details of the individuals in a sub unit.

    Trough

    To eat.

    Turn - to

    To parade or begin work.

    Twos - up

    To take a turn at / with something.

    U


    Uckers

    A board game. Adult version of Ludo.

    Up homers

    To be invited home.

    Up the line

    To travel away from base, originally referring to a train journey.

    V


    Vittled up

    To be subjected to heavy and effective gunfire.

    W


    Wallah

    The operator of a small shop or stand, usually unofficial (eg ‘Goffer Wallah’).

    Watch

    Sentry Duty; male only.

    Waz / wazzer

    Fantastic.

    Wellie

    To punch or hit.

    Wet

    A drink of any description.

    Winger / wings

    A comrade or close friend (see also ‘oppo’).

    Woolly pulley

    Pullover (see also ‘JWH’).

    Work your ticket

    To arrange to leave the Service.

    Y


    Yaffling spanners

    Eating utensils.

    Yeti

    A spectacular fall whilst on skis.

    Yomp

    To force march with a heavy load.

    Z


    Zap / zapped

    To shoot or be shot.

    Zeds

    Sleep.
     
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  10. Rover

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    PS; IO......Information Overload.:)
     
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  12. DeesMum

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    I have so many questions.
     
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  13. Rover

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    Fill yor boots.;);):)
     
  14. aliens-do-exist

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    @Rover that thread kept breeding....
    what i was trying to say was....

    Banyan??? A picnic on a boat or beach???
    Bronzy Time???? Sunbathing???
    Sorry but i think you Marines are The Airy Fairies!!
    I'm sending my son to be a man not have a gay day picnicking in the sun!!
    I only read as far as B as got bored!
     
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    Nothing worse than HTEA...
     
  17. DeesMum

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    I think there should be a sub forum for this type of thing.

    Back to rants. Not being able to use the stuff I want to in the gym because it's hoaching with schoolies who are too busy taking selfies to actually exercise.
     
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  18. Apex

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    Heads Pussers name for the toilet, came about from saving the modesty of the highest ranking officer on ship. If the officer needed the toilet he would hang himself over the edge while a cry of 'Heads' went out.
    The cry was to ensure all lower ranks turned their heads away to save the modesty of the officer. This ensured his modesty could never be questionned and also help to avoid mutinies. Or so a Jack told me!
     
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    The amount of horse *text deleted* on the paths and cycle paths on my area is a joke
     
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    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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