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Thu May 28, 2020, 11:32 AM

My lab tech and I just had a laugh over my overly-jargon-filled order:

"Let's get the U/A, then I'll do the DRE, then we'll get a PSA ASAP, OK?"



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Reply My lab tech and I just had a laugh over my overly-jargon-filled order: (Original post)
Aristus May 2020 OP
In_The_Wind May 2020 #1
3catwoman3 May 2020 #2
sarge43 May 2020 #4
3catwoman3 May 2020 #5
sarge43 May 2020 #6
3catwoman3 May 2020 #7
sarge43 May 2020 #8
Skittles May 2020 #3

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:29 PM

1. OK

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 04:36 PM

2. While I was in the Air Force nurse corps, I kept a journal...

...for a while. Between military acronyms and medical abbreviations, I could write a whole paragraph that had no real nouns -

DEROS - date of estimated return from overseas
PCS - permanent change of station
TDY - temporary duty
AFSC - Air Force specialty code
MWR - Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The Navy is the master of acronyms.

And then there’s always SNAFU and FUBAR. And JANAFU.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #2)

Fri May 29, 2020, 05:32 AM

4. Some more

SSS: Staff Summary Sheet
PCA: Permanent Change of Assignment
MoR: Memo of Record
DOR: Date of Rank
UPT: Undergraduate Pilot Training
TAFMSD: Total Active Federal Military Service Date
AFR: Air Force Regulation
AFM: Air Force Manual
ZTD: Zone of Total Destruction


BFD: Big F*ckin' Deal
FIGMO: F*ck It. Got My Orders

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #4)

Fri May 29, 2020, 03:00 PM

5. I had forgotten about FIGMO!

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #5)

Fri May 29, 2020, 03:19 PM

6. My tour here is done.

One more, SOS: same old shit.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #6)

Fri May 29, 2020, 03:42 PM

7. Thanks for the jargon refresher.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #7)

Fri May 29, 2020, 03:57 PM

8. My pleasure, ma'am.

Backatcha

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 11:46 PM

3. heh

I work in IT - one time I left a phone message for an out-of-state co-worker, filled with acronyms. His elderly father lived with him and said, "Son, some drunk lady called for you, she left you a message". After my coworker listened to the message he said, "Dad, that's a work call, she's not drunk". The father said, WELL, SHE SOUNDS DRUNK TO ME.

About a month later I received an Skype IM from that coworker saying Dad says a drunk lady called....WAS THAT YOU? I replied NO, I DID NOT CALL YOU AND I AM NOT DRUNK! A while later he IM'd me again saying, THAT WAS A FRIEND OF MINE IN MICHIGAN......SHE REALLY *WAS* DRUNK.

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