How well do you know WWII slang?

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      How well do you know WWII slang?


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      I missed one.

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      I got 34 out of 35. Didn't need any hints either.

      Cool quiz.......

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      I scored 33

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      33, no hints.

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      Missed one, but had several 'educated' guesses. Behavior report was a new one for me.

      I grew up around WWII combat vets, but they were all southerners and probably didn't use any of the the more 'urban' stuff. Any of those I knew, I probably picked up watching old movies. Many of them are now part of local slang in the civilian world, in this part of the world.

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      Well, I got them all, but probably wouldn't have if it was not multiple choice.
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      32/35.... couple were tough... most were easy.

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      34/35.
      We disagree on what a behavior report is.....

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      Quote Originally Posted by pblanc View Post
      Well, I got them all, but probably wouldn't have if it was not multiple choice.

      Yeah, if it hadn't been multiple choice, it would have been much different.

      Didn't see any questions in regards to canopy lights.

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      32 hard to remember back that far. Hadn't been born yet, so things are fuzzy about that time.

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      Quote Originally Posted by paratrooper View Post
      ...Didn't see any questions in regards to canopy lights.
      As I get older, the visits to the bathroom get longer.
      Jean would like to have a switch which would make the bathroom light flash green, hoping that it'll get me to jump outta there.
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      But Steve you should be able to remember WW I slang.
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      Quote Originally Posted by paratrooper View Post
      Didn't see any questions in regards to canopy lights.
      You must not have found them.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
      You must not have found them.

      I was hoping for at least one airborne question.

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      I meant that you must have not found the canopy lights, when you were a green paratrooper. I know I never found the snipes when I was an aspiring teenager.
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      Wink

      Bisley they did not have canopy lights on blimps when he was green.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
      I meant that you must have not found the canopy lights, when you were a green paratrooper. I know I never found the snipes when I was an aspiring teenager.

      I got thru jump school unscathed. We had to make five daytime jumps to get our wings.

      It wasn't until I got to my duty station overseas and we made a night jump, that I was concerned about canopy lights. Good thing I had my trusty govt. issued flashlight.

      BTW......all paratroopers are only green once.

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      well not TARFU, but not too bad.


      33, but a few were guesses. BTW.... isn't CB: Construction Battalion..... aka Seabees in the Navy?


      I did manage to get a DVD of Private SNAFU.

      Interesting how the exploding piano gag carried over into Bugs Bunny. (Sam and Daffy were victims)

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      Quote Originally Posted by paratrooper View Post
      BTW......all paratroopers are only green once.
      Unless they get airsick, then it's every time.
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