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Shell Back or Scurvy Pollywogg?

Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by formerjughead, Mar 1, 2009.

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Which are you

  1. Scurvy Wogg

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  2. Shellback

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  3. Golden Shellback

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  1. T. A. Gardner

    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    God!@$%^% Airedales! That's what the "Black shoe" Navy calls 'em!
     
  2. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude Patron  

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    Black Shoe Navy guys, ain't those the guys who shovelled coal into the furnaces?
     
  3. formerjughead

    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    I never understood that either. Why do some squid zeros wear black shoes and other wear brown? I always thought the "Brownshoes" were prior enlisted.
     
  4. A-58

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    I thought they were Coasties....
     
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    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    Brown shoes are aviation. Black shoes are surface fleet.
     
  6. formerjughead

    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    I thought it was engineering department.
     
  7. T. A. Gardner

    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    Snipes are engineers. Top siders are non-engineers. Twigits are electronics types. Deck apes are Bosun's etc. Everything in the Navy has a name. Everything in the Army has a number.....
     
  8. formerjughead

    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    The Navy sure is full of silly people
     
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    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    I could make a bunch of really crude Marine jokes but, they usually aren't understood by self-propelled sandbags.....
     
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    I must admit that I have never heard of the term "self-propelled sandbag" before. Pretty neat. Do you have more?
     
  11. formerjughead

    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    Do you really want to go there? :D
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude Patron  

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    Well, maybe not now that you mention it. It could get ugly, no doubt about it, and it hasn't been that long since you've got out of the cooler.

    Maybe we should let it ride....
     
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    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    Bullet asorpbers
    Sea going bell hops (that's why they have a red stripe on their pants)
    Marines on ships.... Sheep are too obvious.....
     
  14. formerjughead

    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    The small creatures always make fun of the things that frighten them the most.

    I'll have you know I have been cooler and warning free for several months; however, I think I am down to my "third strike"
     
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    No more "black gangs," or is that term just to "non-pc" these days?
     
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    A cousin crossed under the Equator a few times (sub-nut?), what do ya' call that? Just wanted to bump this and find out.
     
  17. surfersami

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    I was not able to cross the equator in the USN, but I did cross the "Line of Death" while in the Med, 1986!
     
  18. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Shellback, 1970. Location deleted.
     
  19. formerjughead

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    I figured beings we had some more Marines and a couple of Sailors pop up on the forum in the last few months it would be a good idea to dust this thing off
     
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    My dad was a polliwog back in '44. I'd have to check his stuff to find the particulars.

    tom
     

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