Military terminology in civvy street

#1
Apologies if this has been has posted before but do any of you use military words or phrases in civvy strasse? I have been out 9 yrears and still refer to my wardrobe as my locker and fold my clothes military style. Sad I know.
 

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#3
Oh yes, guilty as charged. I also have let slip with some "Army"style expressions to describe how bad things are such as,

"This account's likliehood of generating profit before the end of this quarter is lower than a submarine's sh!thouse.", or

"You have two hopes of getting that proposal out today, and one is a dead, celebrity golfer."

I also refer to going to the work catering establishment as the cookhouse and that I am off to get some scoff; mundane household chores is admin; someone whose personal hygiene is not what it should be is a grotbag and ugly women are still hippo-croca-pig-dogs!!
 
#4
You didn't fold your clothes military style when you you were in.

Your room looked like it was tidied by Bomber Command and your uniform looked like it had been with your feet, through a letterbox.

Military phrases I still use: Strike, seize and grasp the rifle in a Y like grip' my nipper playing with her playdo simply says 'Move on daddy you c0ck'
 
#5
minister_doh_nut said:
You didn't fold your clothes military style when you you were in.

Listen cnuty bollock5. How the fcuk you have the audacity to say that when your idea of cleaning clothes was to wash them in pi55 and then sleep in them til they dried...?
 
#6
Still looked as smart as a shiney ninepence, when you looked like a Quality street in a Jackson suit.
 
#7
Really? If a crisp packet is your idea of "smart as shiney ninepence" well then you carry on.
 
#9
FABLONBIFFCHIT said:
Really? If a crisp packet is your idea of "smart as shiney ninepence" well then you carry on.
 
#10
Constantly confusing people with this stuff.

Call notes range from "NAFF" meaning "there's nothing bloody wrong with it" to "wilco" meaning "leave it to me and ferchristsakes dont ask me what feckin wilco means yet again".

At least the buncha poxy civvies I work with now fully understand what "Nato standard" coffee is.
 
#13
minister_doh_nut said:
You didn't fold your clothes military style when you you were in.

Your room looked like it was tidied by Bomber Command and your uniform looked like it had been with your feet, through a letterbox.

Military phrases I still use: Strike, seize and grasp the rifle in a Y like grip' my nipper playing with her playdo simply says 'Move on daddy you c0ck'
Hah and in recent conversation you have use the phrase "Wait out" several times!
 
#14
BiscuitsAB said:
Hah and in recent conversation you have use the phrase "Wait out" several times!
No I didn't :D

But I did use 'Flash to bang time' this morning
 
#16
I was in my late teens before I found out that 'dhobi' and 'gash' WEREN'T proper English :)
 
#18
I like to turn a phrase now and again....

such as

"ginger and stinks of piss"
"you ginger cunt"
"ginger piss flaps - errr, no thanks"
 
#19
i am partial to a "say again" quite a lot as well as did you sleep in that shirt last night or did your wife forget to turn the iron on when pressing that.


and the classic with spams is just calling people "fukcing cun'ts" in general that gets them all prickly eared and frightened
 
#20
My kids are quite used to hearing me say:

"Move yourself spunk bubble" when in the way.
"You're in your own time now" while doing homework.
"You've shi't out" when asking for money.
"Dig in" while out for a jog.
When get a takeaway its from the schnelli (chippy) or the choggywallah (curryhouse).

My wife likes being told to "Brace yourself, I'm going to touch you"

My dog is "as smart as a carrot" in his new collar.

The hamster is "Marking Time" on his wheel again.

Bemused shopkeepers love to search their shelves for "Dhobi-dust" while I wait.

Pretty f@cking sad really!
 

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