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Ok I'll start this thread off. I believe we all will have some good laughs; and we'll learn something about folks in different geographical regions. We will also learn some slang to play with in our everyday lives.


Alright Im from Wisconsin and we call our water fountains "bubblers." The folks from Minnesota call soda, "pop." I believe the British call flashlights "torches." but I'm sure.

Ok it's your turn.
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I believe Americans call torches "flashlights".
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The word 'pop' for soda always confuses me. When a local chain of groceries was purchased by a midwest company the overhead sign said Pop and it just doesn't register.

Here are some common Navy terms that may not be so well known:

Gedunk: general term for junk food, if someone says they are going to the gedunk they mean the candy store.
Pogie bait: a candy bar, pogie being an underage girl
Bug Juice: Juice made from powder like koolaid. Actually so acidic that it is used to clean brass and other items.
Scuttle Butt: a water fountain, also means a rumor, depends on your usage.
****** Kit: Shaving Kit
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A now unusual term for a soda or a pop is a "phosphate." In most of the south, the generic term for a soda is a coke.
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The Brits call cigs" Fags" that's an intresting slang for having a smoke?
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A fag is a stick, that is where the term comes from.
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Yes, in the Navy a flashlight is a torch.

I think that a lot of the terms one thinks of as slang are actually the original or older terms that just happened to change to what was popular slang or product names.

Scuttlebutt for example really isn't slang when referencing a waterfountain because in the old days water was drank from what was called a scuttlebutt and so it is a traditional term. Yet when refering to a rumor it is a slang term. The word 'head' for a restroom is also old navy because that is where you went, to a place called 'the head' of the ship to do your bid'ness. There are decks on a ship and people assume that is what we call a floor, there is also a floor on the ship, the bottom is the floor and above it are decks, or stacked levels. A stair type thing is a ladder on a ship and stairs are often called a ladder by sailors but on pretty much every ship is also a stair and it is ONLY for the use of the captain. The difference? A ladder stair is moveable, a stair isn't. Cool huh? A wall is a bulkhead. Now comes another puzzlement, are their windows on a ship? Most will say no, there are portals or port holes. The right answer is there are portals with the exception of the bridge where their are windows. Now you all are educated in Navy speak a bit more.
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We call it pop too.
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They do in Idaho I know that...my dad is from NYC so I was raised with soda and we had the soda shop. My bestest pal from Texas told me they called everything 'coke'. The question would be "wanna coke?" and you would say "sure!" then the asker would respond "what kind?" and you'd say "Dr. Pepper".

In the Navy there are 'soda runs' where one person goes and gets sodas and his reward is his is paid for.
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On 2011-03-08 18:00, MagicSanta wrote:
They do in Idaho I know that...my dad is from NYC so I was raised with soda and we had the soda shop. My bestest pal from Texas told me they called everything 'coke'. The question would be "wanna coke?" and you would say "sure!" then the asker would respond "what kind?" and you'd say "Dr. Pepper".

In the Navy there are 'soda runs' where one person goes and gets sodas and his reward is his is paid for.


In the movie "Slither" (great horror comedy), there's a scene where the Mayor is ****ed off because there's no Dr. Pepper in the car, and as he says, "It's the only kinda coke I like." That's set in South Carolina, I believe.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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The catch-all term here is "lemonade". We have orange lemonade, red lemonade, white lemonade, you name it. Ask for "vodka and white" in a bar you may get 7-up instead... but they WILL check first. We call a Coke coke though, we aren't nuts.
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Yup, gotta love the South!

When my wife had her cardiac arrest she was in a ghetto hospital waiting to be moved to the ICU along with three other people. We asked the wonderful nurse who saved her (no kidding, it was all her efforts) what was up and the ICU guy walked through. So Heather the nurse asked when my wife would be moved up and his response, which flipped out the nurse, was "The guy in her room is still circling the drain". Slang for dying. It should be noted that Nurse Heather (a very attractive woman by the way) kept my wife and the other three code blues going and the three died in ICU. She was an amazing nurse who went full tilt for hours working alone in that ER section.
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It's the nurses who run things. I worked at a hospital, most drs are jerks
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That reminds me, in some places they call diabetes "The Sugars."
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Off subj. This hospital was pretty bad and I had great insurance and my wife had a cardiologist at either a South San Jose hospital or Stanford, not this joint. The one cardiologist was an arse (so was her regular one but he was at least a good doctor) and was kind of wanting to experiment on her but he also completely ignored her. I demanded she be transfered. They refused. I called the administrator at the hospital and made it clear that if I had to take their one cardiologist out to the parking lot and beat him so badly he could no longer work then I was willing to do so. My wife was transfered that afternoon. She, of course, had no memory of anything she complained about because of brain damage and her memory at that time was only about five to ten minutes so she would want to change hospitals then kind of phase out and she would think she was at the other hospital. It was fun.
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I changed my PCP because the one time I went to my last one he was a total ***.
He was completely dismissive of almost everything I had to say and every previous professional I referenced.
Apparently, he is the only competent person in the entire health industry.
I get that impression from a few doc's. I think there's maybe a higher rate of narcissistic personality in MD's than in the general population overall. Just my opinion.
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On 2011-03-08 17:02, McAllisterMagic wrote:
The Brits call cigs" Fags" that's an intresting slang for having a smoke?


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On 2011-03-08 17:09, MagicSanta wrote:
A fag is a stick, that is where the term comes from.


Yes, I believe it also referred to a small bundle of sticks for burning. As cigarettes are sticks that are burnt, one can see how it follows.

It also adds to how insulting the term can be, essentially denoting that one called a fag is good for nothing but burning.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

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Small bundle of sticks used for fuel = faggot, never heard it refered to as a fag. A faggot is also a type of meatball. So I guess one called a faggot is good for getting hot and eating.
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I have heard that the use of the "f" word as a derogatory term came from the actual burning of gays. I have no idea if this is true, but it makes the term pretty freakin' awful if it is.
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On 2011-03-08 19:24, Erwin wrote:
Small bundle of sticks used for fuel = faggot, never heard it refered to as a fag. A faggot is also a type of meatball. So I guess one called a faggot is good for getting hot and eating.


I'm sorry, but I actually LOL'ed at that. Perhaps that is tied to the "taking it 'back'" fad in some of the gay community, mirroring the black communities claiming of the "n" word.

I'm surprised no one went with flaming.

Any who, I hope none of that came off as insulting to anyone.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

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