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 deck of cards that sailors use to gamble
The ship floor
A fistfight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What's the purpose of a ship's "arresting gear"?
To stop landing aircraft
To capture unruly sailors
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 front
The crow's nest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
Those bright orange inflatable balloons
The ship's cook
Really, really rotten tomatoes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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