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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