"Old Corps" Marines

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lange View Post
    Hey there...

    You did hear that we are not allowed to call Marines "boots" anymore right? The proper term is "Junior Enlisted Warrior" which is one of the few words we are not allowed to acronym...

    Sep 2005, Golf Co. 2nd BN > All Lesser BNs
    Can I assume that "cherry" is not PC anymore?
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    Since I have not idea what "cherry" refers to...I will say yes.

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    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.
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    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!
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fmr18z View Post
    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.
    I joined at 17 and I turned 18 on the PI rifle range, man did I catch a digging!
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SemperGumby View Post
    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?
    No "Boot"? Guess "Maggot" is out too.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lange View Post
    Hey there...

    You did hear that we are not allowed to call Marines "boots" anymore right? The proper term is "Junior Enlisted Warrior" which is one of the few words we are not allowed to acronym...

    Sep 2005, Golf Co. 2nd BN > All Lesser BNs
    Sounds like a boot to me. We had plenty of phrases that wasn't allowed to said, yet somehow they were thrown out there... endlessly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinokrk View Post
    Sounds like a boot to me. We had plenty of phrases that wasn't allowed to said, yet somehow they were thrown out there... endlessly.
    Roger that. The difference between what is official and what IS .. are two different animals entirely
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    :Old Corp" Marines

    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.
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