Jeep & Navy Slanguage (1941)

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Mon Aug 13 17:05:25 UTC 2001

   From THIS WEEK magazine, NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 27 April 1941, pg. 11, col. 2:

   ...its midget trucks (jeeps) scooting through the woods like rabbits or, deftly mounted on empty gasoline drums, crossing a river with complete ease.

   From THIS WEEK, NYHT, 27 April 1941, pg. 20, col. 2:

   Here is a list of navy "slanguage":  Tin fish--Torpedo; Fish eyes--Tapioca pudding; Bundle--Wife; Oofs--Eggs; Jipper--Gravy; Pigs--Submarines; Greaseballs--Submarine crew; Hitch--Period of enlistment; Leathernecks--Marines; Pozzy--Jam; Nicky--Cigarette butts; Foo-foo--Talcum powder; Sand--Sugar or salt; Paul Pry--Searchlight; Bearded lady--Searchlight diffusing beams; Grease--Butter.

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