Can We Guess How Long You Were in the Service Based on Your Military Slang?

MILITARY

By: Teresa McGlothlin

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

You can take the ASVAB, go to basic training and be sent off to the next phase of military training, but there's one thing they can't teach you. Military slang is a language all its own, and the only way to master it is to spend time serving. After we see how much you remember from your days as the "Latrine Queen," we'll take our best guess about how many years you have under your belt. 

Grab your "birth control glasses" and read each of the questions carefully. You wouldn't want to go "hat-up" and pull out before you know how to respond. Make sure you understand what we're asking before you accidentally head to the bakery to pick up some "officer's candy." Speaking to us in a language you understand should feel like second nature to a veteran like you, but will it be enough for us to figure out how long you served in the military?

If you haven't brushed up on your "rocks and shoal," you might want to "ruck-up" and take a refresher before you get started. A seasoned serviceperson like you shouldn't have a problem making it through, though. But how well do you think we'll do? "Embrace the discomfort," and go!

When you "field strip," do you take off your clothes?

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What's your favorite type of "meat identifier"?

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Which one of these things means the same as "football bat"?

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Where would we find a "five-sided puzzle palace"?

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When you're not on duty, where do you keep your "bang-bang"?

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Finish this sentence: It's time to ______ and get out of here!

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What branch of the military is also known as "Uncle Sam's Canoe Club"?

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How big is your "salad bar"?

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Do you carry a "moonbeam" in your rucksack?

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If something is FUBAR, what shape is it in?

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One of your bros isn't pulling his weight. What are you going to call him?

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Are you looking fine in your "BCGs"?

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What's another way to say that someone's MIA?

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Are you more of a "rainbow" or a member of a "red team"?

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What do you do when a buddy tells you to "check your six"?

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Which type of military vehicle is called a "fast mover"?

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Do you have the skills to be a "Powerpoint Ranger"?

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What are you hearing if you hear voices from a loudspeaker around the base?

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Which one of these things is also a "fart sack"?

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What's a pilot doing if they're "hitting the silk"?

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Where are you going to go wearing your "Jesus slippers"?

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Fill in the blank: The "band-aid" called for transport in a "______."

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You're spending a week as a "Remington raider." Where will you work?

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Navy rules and regulations are sometimes called what?

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If you needed some "officer's candy," where would you get it?

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When's the last time you spruced up your "shavetail"?

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Do you know if you're a "pollywog" or a "shellback"?

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You have the chance to go on a "swoop." Where will you go?

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If it came down to it, would you ever eat a "long pig"?

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