Have recently found this site (and having become somewhat addicted to it as well) I must say that I find most postings very amusing and generally rather erudite as well. However, can someone tell me is the word MONG still in use on an everyday basis in the army as it seems to be on show quite often in peoples postings. I love all of the slang that is used in here, and quite often contemplate what some terms even mean for a while. The word MONG just seems so very dated (and obviously not very PC either), and sort of has a bit of a nasty ring to it. Not wanting to sound like some silly old tosser with nothing to but moan but isn't it time the words DOWNS or special needs was introduced? My son wears the green gear and has an uncle who is of the above description and has quite happily adopted the term DOWNSEY, well within my earshot anyway.