_STRAC_ "gung-ho, 'GI,' 'SOP,' soldierly, in a military manner

James A. Landau <JJJRLandau@netscape.com> JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Fri Dec 23 16:00:24 UTC 2011

Thanks, Wilson.  I remember "strack" (that's how we spelled it, an obvious ear-spelling) in the Army in1969-71, and alwasys wondered where it came from.  By 1969 the meaning had settled on "will show up well on inspection".

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