Head - bathroom
Field-day - sounds fun, but really it means cleaning
Rack - bed
Moonbeam - flashlight
Go fasters - tennis shoes, you know cause you can go faster in your tennis shoes then your combat boots
Semper Fi(delis) - Always faithful
Devil Dog - a nickname for any Marine
Oorah (not to be confused with Hoorah) - can mean a number of things, like if somebody asks a group of Marines how they are doing, it is usually answered with a loud oorah!
PT - no not physical therapy, physical training
The significance of 10 November - The Marine Corps birthday in 1775, which is to be celebrated every year with a ball
Commissary - Grocery Store
Exchange - a mini mall!
Boot - Usually refering to somebody fresh out of boot camp who is still in that deer in the headlights phase. Commonly used like so: "That guy is so boot!"
Skate - referring to not doing any work, just skating by
Moto - Referring to somebody who is really motivated
Key Volunteers - A network for wives, sometimes really, really informative and others not so much
A few phrases my husband picked up:
That's a negative, or sometimes he just says "negative."
The phonetic alphabet, you know like alpha, bravo, charlie which sometimes gets a bit annoying when I want a simple answer to a simple question like how do you spell...
Funny story about hubby field-daying. When he fresh out of boot and at his specialty school he would call me whenever he got a free minute. Usually when asked what he was doing, he would say that he was field-daying and wasn't supposed to be on the phone. With my limited knowledge of such terms I just assumed it was something recreational, like jogging or something. I mean don't you remember when you had a field day at school and would get to be outside all day doing various fun physical activities? It took me a few weeks to realize what he was talking about. Mainly because he started being so specific, saying he was field-daying his room and that his roommate was a slob. Um, ok! I don't know if I ever told him about that or not.
Seriously, it has been a great experience. Being here has made me sad. I miss the community, the instant family, the (ahem) steady job, great benefits and most importantly seeing my cute husband in uniform. Have you ever seen a man in uniform? Seriously, almost any guy looks good in uniform, so take my cute hubby + uniform = hottness!!! That being said my husband is happy to be a civilian. However, I think once he gets a "real" job he will be shocked at how easy he did have it. I mean how many jobs do you know of where you go in at 7:30 get a two hour lunch and usually be home by 4:30? Of course that was not always the case as they "owned" him and technically he was on-call 24-7. It has been a great ride, we have had our ups and downs but we would NOT trade it. So, good-bye Havelock. Good by Marine Corps, Semper Fi. I will miss you...(sigh)