Vocabulary enrichment from this BB aka 'Toward More Picturesque Speech'

Posted by: FrontSight

Vocabulary enrichment from this BB aka 'Toward More Picturesque Speech' - 01/08/02 03:01 AM

"Gun sniffing time" from Sparrow

Context:
I shoot defensive pistol on sunday nights and use my original P7 almost exclusively, the gun always draws attention during gun sniffing time between stages.


"Safe Queen" from P7M13

Context:
The 45 combat shoots like a dream, very accurate and a wonderful crisp trigger. I had a NIB safe queen target model [...]

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Posted by: SAWBONES

Re: Vocabulary enrichment from this BB aka 'Toward More Picturesque Speech' - 01/08/02 08:54 AM

Thanks, Front Sight. I like it!
It's the PCT version of Readers' Digest's "Toward More Picturesque Speech" column.
Anybody recognise any other examples?
Posted by: FrontSight

Re: Vocabulary enrichment from this BB aka 'Toward More Picturesque Speech' - 01/08/02 09:19 PM

"Xray your ammo" from p7newbie

Context (said with the newb level of sarcism and pointed wit):
I x-ray all my ammunition. "Hey, maybe they forgot put the priming compound in that primer? You never know?"

Meaning: you're being waaaay over-paranoid. New common usage: "Don't x-ray your ammo."

FrontSight

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Posted by: Edster

Re: Vocabulary enrichment from this BB aka 'Toward More Picturesque Speech' - 01/09/02 08:49 PM

Tactical Handi-Wipes

Rumor has it these same handi-wipes are used by elite military and law-enforcement units.

Well, not the actual individual handi-wipes. Reusing somebody else's handi-wipes would be kind of gross. I mean they are the same kind of handi-wipes.

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Posted by: Stephen

Re: Vocabulary enrichment from this BB aka 'Toward More Picturesque Speech' - 01/10/02 07:18 AM

You know it daddy-o laugh

The Tactical Handi-Wipes I use are the same style as the US SF, SEALs, Rangers, Green Berets, Delta, FBI HRT, USSS, etc. Keep in mind that I was the primary T&E Team Member and put them through rigorous testing in hellish environments (they'd make Afghanistan look like Beverly Hills) that most of you will never know or encounter.

It's guys like me, putting it on the line every day, that make and keep our world a safer place.

pimp
Posted by: FrontSight

Re: Vocabulary enrichment from this BB aka 'Toward More Picturesque Speech' - 01/13/02 12:35 PM

Oinker, noun,

In the work context, oinker = a code word between females for someone who is sexist. As in, "Careful, he's an oinker." Subtle oinkers are much more dangerous than overt oinkers.

Subtle oinkers will do things like only give out the risky / high benefit work to males and keep the females in support roles unless the female is at least twice as qualified as any male that he would put in that position. But outwardly they will participate in diversity programs. Subtle oinkers often don’t realize they are oinkers. True non-oinkers are rare and precious. Follow them. Subtle oinkers are dangerous to one’s career, and if you have one two levels up from you, you might as well make a change now.

Overt oinkers will just do things like proposition females on business trips or make crude jokes. The interesting thing is if you are an overt oinker, this does not always mean you are subtle oinker. Between the two, overt oinkers are preferred, because you can always just say no, or yes, or tell them to shut up, or improve on their joke. Actually, if the timing and context are OK, there is nothing necessarily wrong with overt oinkish behavior.
Example: The instructor for my CHL class, an older very colorful Texas man who was rich with classical Texas stories, said at the beginning of the day, “Naaaoow, we usually have sum trouble with the laadies takin’ the test. You have shot a gun before?” I just smiled, tried not to laugh, and said, “Yes.” He was adorable and that didn’t bother me at all. (had he been 40 years younger I would have responded differently)

After the test, he said, "Naaoww you didn't tell me you were a shooter!" I said, "How can I be a shooter when I haven't gone shooting in the last 6 months?" A guy in the class told me he was going to take some bets out on me with some easy marks. So I s'pose in that context easy marks would make some oinkish assumptions and not believe I could shoot.

Contrary to popular belief, whether or not you are oinkish is independent of how much sex you want, get, or think about.

Not all of this translates completely to the Park Cities Tactical context of course, so the definition gets mutated to suit the need. laugh

Oinkish, adjective
“an oinkish remark”

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Posted by: FrontSight

Re: Vocabulary enrichment from this BB aka 'Toward More Picturesque Speech' - 01/13/02 08:46 PM

p7newbie shim

Context: OK WaltherP99man, thanks for the newbie shim.

shim = in computer hardware geek speak, there is a usually a shim between your CPU and the heat sink. It's like a spacer that separates and connects the 2.
shim = in computer software geek speak, a part of the software architecture that performs a certain function between 2 different types of code

I believe shim originally comes from woodworking, aka a wooden shim that you wedge between things.

A newbie shim = someone who translates p7newbie's cabalistic posts as needed
Posted by: Stephen

Re: Vocabulary enrichment from this BB aka 'Toward More Picturesque Speech' - 07/26/02 01:23 PM

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