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Posted: 2/7/2002 8:52:32 PM EDT
What is meant by the term "click"?
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Link Posted: 2/7/2002 8:56:32 PM EDT
"Klik" is cool slang for kilometer in vietnam war movies.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 9:03:52 PM EDT
A sound a rifle makes when you try to fire it without a round in the chamber. A group of individuals that share a common interest. or what Paul and Axel said. [:D]
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 9:06:53 PM EDT
Thanks guys!
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 10:24:00 PM EDT
It's alright as a verbal abbreviation but in written form it loses usefullness. Klik = 4 keystrokes km = 2 keystrokes Viper Out
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 12:18:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By lordtrader: what Paul and Axel said. [:D]
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mwaaaaaa hahhahahahaaaaaa!
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 2:14:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Steelviper: It's alright as a verbal abbreviation but in written form it loses usefullness. Klik = 4 keystrokes km = 2 keystrokes Viper Out
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How about "land line," meaning the TA-312 field phones? You'd hear someone at the battery CP say "get on the Lima Lima and tell the platoons that _____." But "Lima Lima" is 4 syllables and "land line" is only 2, so why use it?
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 2:49:06 AM EDT
I suspect that "Lima Lima" must be used exclusively by people who are trying to sound "professional." I never once heard the land-line called that.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 3:08:19 AM EDT
Lima Charly -- Loud and clear Liken Chicken--Loud and clear
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 3:08:39 AM EDT
NH2112 I think that was an army thing they are always trying to make up acronyms. We always referred to it as the "hooks" or gun loop/line. The TA-312 from the XO pit to the FDC was always the bat phone though.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 4:14:22 AM EDT
At work we call the big bosses office the 'bat cave'.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 9:51:53 AM EDT
Note that the Japanese army used the term "crik" to refer to a kilometer, as in: "You go 10 criks down load, past Ichy Ban, den light turn, nudda 2 criks to Wock n Woll Crub."
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 2:31:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2002 2:32:56 PM EDT by cloak-n-carbine]
Originally Posted By marvl: Note that the Japanese army used the term "crik" to refer to a kilometer, as in: "You go 10 criks down load, past Ichy Ban, den light turn, nudda 2 criks to Wock n Woll Crub."
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[>Q] Too F&*%in' funny!!!!
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 4:16:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Zardoz: I suspect that "Lima Lima" must be used exclusively by people who are trying to sound "professional." I never once heard the land-line called that.
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Well, officers (no offense STLRN!), especially staff officers, and the NCOs who spent too much time around staff officers seemed to be the worst offenders LOL. At platoon level it was mostly referred to as just "the field phone."
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 4:24:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cloak-n-carbine:
Originally Posted By marvl: Note that the Japanese army used the term "crik" to refer to a kilometer, as in: "You go 10 criks down load, past Ichy Ban, den light turn, nudda 2 criks to Wock n Woll Crub."
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[>Q] Too F&*%in' funny!!!!
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I rike it!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/9/2002 12:28:17 AM EDT
What I hated is that the Navy had to codify all the commonsense spoken abbreviations - the anal bastards - and mutate them into clumsy acronyms easily misheard on sound powered phones. The Hi-pac became the HP air compressor. Easily confused with LP air compressor (the Low-pac). There are others, but it was a while ago.
Link Posted: 2/9/2002 4:32:46 AM EDT
A "click" in the Corps is also a change in the amount of windage on the rifle. "Go to 8/3 (eight- three), and the wind is picking up-- go three clicks left."
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