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By Gordon Rottman

FUBAR: F***ed Up past All acceptance is a compact dictionary which takes a frank examine the Commonwealth, American and German slang utilized by the boys at the flooring and exhibits how, even within the warmth of motion, they someway controlled to hold their experience of humour, black notwithstanding it might probably were. - Publisher.


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Named after Lewis B. Hershey, Selective Service director, and its similarity to a Hershey chocolate bar in a gold and dark-brown wrapper. hex tent Six-sided, center-peaked, hexagon-shaped, sixman tent. Hide and Hope Unofficial motto of Tank Destroyer forces, especially less mobile towed antitank units. It refers to hiding to ambush tanks and hoping to survive. ” higher ups Those higher up the chain-of-command; higher echelon commanders and staff. com FUBAR: F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition highpockets A tall, lanky person with, by consequence, long trouser legs.

C Charlie (Cast) cabbage Money, cash. ” cackle fruit Chicken eggs. 5in T34 rocket launcher mounted atop an M4 tank. So named because of its visual similarity to a steam organ’s pipes. ” 2) Panama Canal. ” From Chinese Pidgin English. com GI AND GYRENE JARGON canned morale Motion picture, movie. Many wartime movies were scripted to improve public morale and promote the armed services, and contained a degree of propaganda. canned Willie Canned bully beef (“Willie”), or “monkey meat,” both descriptions to excite the taste buds.

Digger Australian. See “Digger,” Part II. dispensary Troop medical clinic. ditty bag Small cloth bag in which personal items were carried in the backpack. dog biscuit K-ration crackers and other hardtack-like crackers. dogface 1) Soldier, specifically an infantryman who led an outdoor life little different from a dog’s. 2) Dog-tired, haggard expression. ” dog food Canned corned beef hash in C- and K-rations. dog robber Aide (usually a lieutenant or captain) to general officers whose duties were extremely varied.

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