cheers matey , thats all i wanted to know. I did a course with some 3RGJ lads in the late 80's and they used the word all the time. Same thing happened when I did SCBC.
It was Durchmungus.
I wonder if it will filter to all the battalions of the Rifles ?
From my memory it was only really used by 3 RGJ lads - I never heard it much elsewhere. Been out a while so I don't know if it's in common useage but I hope not - I found it annoying and childish - but then again I was a bit of a smart ar5e!
I was told that durch meant "not."
W@nk-durch was an expression for something good. Straight-durch was used for a bottom-bandit, etc.
This was while with 2RGJ for a short attachment, so it's possible I was getting this piss ripped out of me!
Durch,means through,though it has a few meanings, and depends on how you use it.
Soft Durch,would mean `soft in the middle`, if you like your steaks well done......gut durch;your boot soles are holey,....sind durch,atc.
Doch,can be used as not;after a rethink,......doch nicht,(change your mind)or ok,doch,das will ich haben,(go on then,I,ll have it)
There was a really good book written by an American woman called the Gimmik(?),not sure if its in print now,but very good for picking up,normal day to day German;I being a CNUT,lent it out and of course never saw it again!
Most squaddies gave up learning, because the wives, used the ridiculous german trait of laughing at mistakes;It takes a thick skin,(or head)!
In general "durch" as used by the RGJ just reverses the meaning of the original word. Hence "W*nk durch" means something is good whereas "Good durch" means something is W*nk. It's rocket science durch.