MRE; Near Bear
James A. Landau
JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Sat Jun 29 13:08:37 UTC 2002
In a message dated 06/28/2002 11:21:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:
> MRE--Meals ready to eat. Climbers like 'em. OED? The OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA
> OF AMERICAN FOOD? "MRE" wasn't even explained on the tourist sign.
Developed by DOD to replace the old C-ration and other portable foods for
soldiers. The acronym came to public attention during Desert Shield/Desert
Storn. Often "backronymed" to mean "meals refused by Ethiopians" or "meals
refused by everyone".
- Jim Landau
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