What is a Tango?

What is a Tango?

This is a discussion on What is a Tango? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; As I've been reading through this forum and I'm slowly picking up on the commonly used acronyms; for example, I've figured out that FMJ= Full ...

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    What is a Tango?

    As I've been reading through this forum and I'm slowly picking up on the commonly used acronyms; for example, I've figured out that FMJ= Full Metal Jacket, BG= Bad Guy, GG= Good Guy, I think LEO= Local Enforcement Officer? And LEA= Local Enforcement Authority? But what the heck is a Tango?? I can tell from context that its a bad guy but why is he called a Tango? Does anyone know the history behind this term of endearment or lack thereof?

    Also is there a key on this forum somewhere that lists the acronyms for further reference?

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    Tango
    (US) NATO phonetic alphabet for the letter "T" and for "Target" (or enemy). Example: "We have two Tango's at 3 o'clock – I'll take the right one."
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    The Acronym Guide is under the Forum Help and Extras menu selection on the first blue bar under the site banner I think on every page of the site.
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    Thank you for the great information gentlemen. :-)

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    From Wikipedia.com:
    Tango in its most general sense within music and dance can refer to:

    o Tango music, a genre of music that originated in Argentina and Uruguay
    o Tango (dance), a social dance form originating from Argentina and Uruguay
    o Tango (ballroom), a ballroom dance that branched away from its South American roots

    As in a monkey that preforms a Argentinian dance.

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    Does that mean you are a target monkey?

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    ooh ooh! I know!

    It's a dance

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    Clearly you have not been watching "dancing with the stars".
    I haven’t heard any of the journalists who volunteered to be waterboarded asking to have their fingernails wrenched out with pliers, or electrodes attached to their genitals.

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    LEO = Law Enforcement Officer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dralarms View Post
    Does that mean you are a target monkey?
    No, I am a DANCING monkey. Did you not even read my post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TangoMonkey View Post
    No, I am a DANCING monkey. Did you not even read my post!
    Only Tango or do you mix it up?

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    Tango = target or terrorist....
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    Here's a question, why do military pilots always call "Bingo" when they hit the return point on fuel?

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    Bingo (or bingo fuel)
    Minimum fuel for a comfortable and safe return to base. Aircraft can fly and fight past bingo fuel in combat situations, but at considerable peril.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustynuts View Post
    Here's a question, why do military pilots always call "Bingo" when they hit the return point on fuel?
    Because we in the military like to make our language as incomprehensible as possible by adding words and making everything into an acronym. What's great is when you work with different units/branches that use the same acronym for completely different things.
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