U.S. Navy Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Words Do You Actually Know?

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 Feb 23, 2018

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What's the "deck"?
A fistfight
The ship floor
A deck of cards that sailors use to gamble

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What does it mean if "all hands" must report to a specific location?
It applies only to captains
It means only ensigns must show up
It means everyone aboard should be there

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The term "boat" refers to what, exactly?
Submarines
An overweight captain
F-16 fighter jets

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On a ship, what's the "line"?
A type of Navy pharmaceutical
Betting odds on whether a ship will survive a battle
Rope

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If a ship capsizes, it does what?
"Turns off"
"Turns turtle"
"Turns right"

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If the sailors have been ordered to have a "field day," what does it mean?
It's time to pick daisies
It's time to play baseball
It's time to clean the whole ship

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If a ship is leaving a dock, what is it doing?
Carrying on
Casting off
Hedging its bets

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What do sailors often call airplanes?
Oysters
Birds
Lions of the Sky

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If the captain says he wants your "eyes in the boat," what does it mean?
Perform 100 pushups
Slap the nearest sailor
Pay attention

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What's the purpose of a ship's "arresting gear"?
To capture unruly sailors
To stop landing aircraft
To cook food

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What does it mean if someone tells you to "make way"?
Get me some coffee!
Get out of the way!
Give me back my sailboat!

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If a sailor mentions the bow, he's referring to which part of the ship?
The shiny metallic part with ribbons
The crow's nest
The front

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On a Navy ship, what are "stores"?
About anything stored aboard
A buildup of oil on the propeller
A Walmart and Target on the ship

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What does it mean if a sailor is "beached"?
He's made friends with a local whale
He's sent ashore
He died

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Who lives in a "stateroom"?
The President
New recruits
Officers

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What does the ship's "amp tramp" do?
He's a weapons specialist
He's the electrician
He's the captain

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What do sailors do in the scullery?
Clean dishes
Target enemy submarines
Make bombs

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What might you call an aircraft carrier?
A turkey shooter
A pigeon lifter
A bird farm

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What do sailors do when they "turn to"?
Gently kiss
Start work
Yell at each other

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What is "The Roof"?
The flight deck
Another name for your ceiling
The roof of your ship bunk

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What is a "muster"?
To put mustard on your sandwich
A meeting or roll call
To get out of bed in the morning

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What is the "Killer Tomato" a nickname for
The ship's cook
Really, really rotten tomatoes
Those bright orange inflatable balloons

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What does "JAG" mean?
Jaguars And Gorillas
An old TV show
Judge Advocate General

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What is "the Goat"?
The worst job on board a ship
Navy mascot
A sailor's favorite dinner

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What is a "CO"?
Cold Ornament
Commanding Officer
Cracked Ostrich

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What does "BZ" stand for?
Best Zebras
Binge Zinc
Bravo Zulu

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What does it mean to be sent to the "brig"?
To go to jail
To go clean the toilets
To go eat your snacks

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What does your CO mean when he says "all hands"?
Your hands and feet
Both of your hands
The entire ship's company

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What does "o'dark hundred" mean?
Really early in the morning
Noon
A made-up time on a clock

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What does it mean if a sailor says, "Aye, aye"?
It means it's time to launch torpedoes
It means "no way"
It's an acknowledgement of an order or statement

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What do sailors do at the "head"?
Steer the ship
Store the anchors
Use the toilet

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True or false, is a "Big Chicken Dinner" a delicious meal?
False
True
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