Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Watch it, Pogues!


8 comments:

  1. It"s POG. Person other than grunt. Kind of taking back the word grunt(ground replacement usually not trainable) for infantry folk.

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  2. Actually Bill Pogue is a real word and this is the correct spelling. POG became an acronym because, well honestly a shit ton of soldiers are basically illiterate.

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  3. It's Pogue and your lame backromyn doesn't work because a POG is a plastic or cardboard game piece from the 1980s, often colorfully decorated, that you hit with a slammer. Another American cultural fail.

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  4. POGs and Pogues sound really similar....lol

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  5. Pogue is gaelic for kiss. An Australian soldier once told me that POG stood for "Posted on Garrison". I always thought that made more sense than our lame backronym.

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  6. pogue [ pōg ] (plural pogues)


    noun
    Definition:

    1. an offensive term for somebody regarded as a coward or sissy

    2. an offensive term for a member of the armed forces employed in a rear echelon support capacity

    http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/pogue.html

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