This is a discussion on "Old Corps" Marines within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Lange Hey there... You did hear that we are not allowed to call Marines "boots" anymore right? The proper term is "Junior ...
Since I have not idea what "cherry" refers to...I will say yes.
Yeah AUS, I'm a boot but an old one at 23, based in the middle of the pacific, and an 0311 by trade (the only choice in my mind). First pump comes sometime in the next year or two.
As to where I'm headed, right now there are two logical choices, and I'm headed to one of them.
Nope, boot is now verbotten, as is the junior enlisted warrior acronym and a bunch of other stupid bs. Lima, cherry is not allowed anymore either.
buckeye - you might be the youngest Marine on the thread, but that's where we all started from and you have an admirable profession (0311) at that. Most of us old salt's can now only dream of where you're at, wishing we were there with you chewing some of the same dirt and swapping some of the same lies! Good luck with your vacation across the pond where you'll get to visit exotic places, meet interesting people, and....guess it wouldn't be PC to finish the last one now days...what's the Corps coming to, no boots, no cherries, I guess you even have to call the garrison cover by its PC name!
Last edited by Fmr18z; March 27th, 2008 at 09:14 PM.
I'm in a reserve unit and we still call FNGs "boots" and the garrison cover "**** cover". When did the active Marines become so PC?
Spring Break Fallujah '06
I joined at 22, and my birthdate is not know to anyone in the unit, as it will remain.
I'm not sure when the Marines got so PC, but everyone claims it was right after they got in, and did their first pump, we still call a garrison cover by its proper name. Grunts tend to be a bit edgier, and a little behind the times on PC.
Got most of a year done and don't mind the position I'm in, gotta follow before you can lead, and I have some great leaders who I trust to take me on deployment and bring me back home. With time good things come, just gotta be patient.
While we are at it:
Is FUBAR still in use?
How about BAM?
When / where you were/are, was it "S******, brewed and tattooed" or "S******, blued and tattooed"?
I remember the first. My grandson (three tours currently) says it is the second.
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
Veni, Vidi, Velcro
Well I'm not a graduate of the Corp, BUT we like to think we took care of the Marines and kept them out of trouble back in 1944-46.
An old Seabee,
Platoon 396, MCRD San Diego 1965