Why do British squaddies have such shyte nicknames?

The_Poltroon

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Why is the British Army full of unimaginative nicknames like Jonah, Smudge and Taff when the Yanks have ally sounding nicknames like Raptor, Viper and Maverick?
 

Ritch

LE
Because the Americans are homos.

You're welcome.
 
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StBob072

LE
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Why is the British Army full of unimaginative nicknames like Jonah, Smudge and Taff when the Yanks have ally sounding nicknames like Raptor, Viper and Maverick?
Is that you, Mongo?

I believe your surname was Lloyd.
 
Did Chalkie or Snowie put you up to this thread?
 
I've just had Morrisons bbq cashews with a nice whiskey.
We don't normally go to Morrison's but we were stuck in traffic the other day and thought we could just get the shopping done right there.
The meat wasn't up to much although I did pick up a chorizo. I like them.
By the time we finished the shopping the traffic had died down. Bonus.
Anyway I'm rambling, the cashews were not bad at all, I think I was expecting more flavour if I'm honest but they weren't a let down if you know what I mean.
 

greyfergie

MIA
Book Reviewer
I've just had Morrisons bbq cashews with a nice whiskey.
We don't normally go to Morrison's but we were stuck in traffic the other day and thought we could just get the shopping done right there.
The meat wasn't up to much although I did pick up a chorizo. I like them.
By the time we finished the shopping the traffic had died down. Bonus.
Anyway I'm rambling, the cashews were not bad at all, I think I was expecting more flavour if I'm honest but they weren't a let down if you know what I mean.
salty?
 
Did anyone have a token black fella in their squadron? Did he have a nickname?
 

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