Iraqi slang (UNCLASSIFIED)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Sep 5 14:30:37 UTC 2007

Dave's "shake-and-bake" was pretty common during the Vietnam War, though the earliest ex. in the HDAS files is from 1972. It also applied to the course itself, as in "going through shake-and-bake."   Wackipedia alleges additional slang usages, mostly plausible.

  _Shake 'N' Bake_, however, is a registered and protected trademark of Kraft Foods and, as we all know, must never be printed erroneously for non-registered, non-protected "shake-and-bake."


Dave Hause <dwhause at JOBE.NET> wrote:
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I remember "shake and bake" from Viet Nam but it referred not to mixed
aerial/explosive attacks but to young, first term, soldiers who had been run
through a rapid non-commissioned officer course and promoted to sergeant on
graduation. Presumably named from the cooking product of the same name
(whose commercial had the southern father complimenting his wife's fried
chicken with the response from two little girls, "That's not frahed, Daddy,
that's Shake'n'Bake, and we heyupped.")
Dave Hause, dwhause at
Waynesville, MO
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