"shit in a seabag"

Bill Palmer w_a_palmer at BELLSOUTH.NET
Sat Jan 23 19:53:44 UTC 2010

I ate Navy chow for 26 years, but retired in 1985, and that's a term I
haven't heard, altho the constuction is quite logical, as the Navy issue
seabag is a dark green.

Shit on a Shingle, SOS, is well known in all services.

A  few other examples of Navy food slang, which come to mind offhand:

"Red lead" (a primer for painting metal, for the uninitiated) for ketchup.

"Tube steak" - hot dogs.

"Creamed foreskins"-creamed chipped beef

"Collision mats"-pancakes

"Piss & punk"-bread & water (3 days of which can be awarded as punishment,
but only to those serving aboard ship, according to the Manual for

"Horsecock" or Donkey dick"-bologna

Bill Palmer
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> Navy lingo for stuffed peppers, not necessarily green. First known ex.,
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