Can any ex Greenjackets help me ?

#5
The phase Wa#k Durch was first used by the bugle platoon of 3 RGJ back in the 70's while in Berlin.

It was first used as an expression of " TO MUCH or THATS TO MUCH " i.e "go and stag on again" thats Wa#k durch !

it has evolved into anything that the user wants it to mean these days:

Durch - good, well done, great etc.

I can supply the name of the Bugler who first used it, if you want autographs, but he is still serving so perhaps i best not !
 
#6
buges said:
The phase Wa#k Durch was first used by the bugle platoon of 3 RGJ back in the 70's while in Berlin.

It was first used as an expression of " TO MUCH or THATS TO MUCH " i.e "go and stag on again" thats Wa#k durch !

it has evolved into anything that the user wants it to mean these days:

Durch - good, well done, great etc.

I can supply the name of the Bugler who first used it, if you want autographs, but he is still serving so perhaps i best not !
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 ?
 
#7
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! 8)
 
#10
I was with 2LI in 95 and it wasn't used then - and we had loads of RGJ lads attached.

There still is a bit of confusion for me. I was told that durch meant bad, and that w@nk durch meant good. is this correct?
 
#11
I was told when used it reversed the meaning of the sentance. So Good would be 'w nk durch' , a fit woman would be ' dog durch' a tall person would be 'short durch' etc etc
 
#12
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! :D
 
#13
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)!
 
#14
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.
 
#15
On the RGJ Scroll 1966 to 1991 3 RGJ hava a Rfn D I B DURCH, I believe this was a joke. durch.

Regards
Hitback
 
#18
I believe that Durch comes from the German word meaning opposite; as in "fur sprung durch techniqe" (or however its spelt), hence its usage as:

W**k Durch
Good Durch
Straight Durch
 
#19
In 4 RGJ it was used like "not" in Wayne's World. EG a lady who looked like she'd been set alight & put out with a hammer would be a real fox...durch
 
#20
hitback wrote:
On the RGJ Scroll 1966 to 1991 3 RGJ hava a Rfn D I B DURCH, I believe this was a joke. durch.

Regards
Hitback

2 RGJ had "RFN SCRIM".

Sadly, 4 RGJ had me...
 

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