"Good taste is the first refuge of the non creative.
It is the last ditch stand of the artist."
One of the keys to doing anything successfully with other people in this world is good communication. This has become harder and harder over the years, with the rise of the MBAs and the corporatization of virtually all human activities.
Few things represent this managerial regime better than the acronym- allegedly a tool for efficiency but in reality a meta-level of jargon, more often used to exclude people from divining meaning than to enhance group understanding of anything at all.
Like so many weapons of control, this has often been subverted by those it was meant to contain and nowhere more effectively than among those serving in the armed forces...
Should you ever find yourself in Iraq or Afghanistan, these may help you make a new friend...
ACE: Ask Chief Everything!
ARMY: Arn't Ready to be Marines Yet!
ARMY: AF Rejected Me Yesterday
BOHICA: Bend Over, Here It Comes Again!
BOSS: Being On Ships Sucks!
BUFF: Big Ugly ****in' Forklift!
CRS: Can't Remember ****!
****: Cilvilan under navel Training
CYA: Cover Your Ass!
DEH: Don't Expect Help!
DICK: Dedicated Infantry Combat Killer.
DILLIGAF: Does it look like I give a ****!
EUSTIS: Even Uncle Sam Thinks It Sucks!
F.A.R.T.: Flatulent Airborne Reaction Team
FIDO: **** It, Drive On!
FIFO: Fit In or **** Off!
FIGMO: **** It, Got My Orders!
FILTAB: **** it, let's take a break!
FLIF: Falkland Islands Laundry Facility
FNG: ****in' New Guy!
FRED: ****ing Retard Extra Dumb.
FT EUSTIS: **** This, Even Uncle Sam Thinks It Sucks!
FTA: **** The Army!
FUBAR: ****ed Up Beyond All Repair!
FUBAR: ****ed Up Beyond Any Recognition
G2G: Good To Go!
HMFIC: Head Mother ****er In Charge.
HUOA: Head Up Ones Ass!
I&I: Intoxication and Intercourse.
KMD: Kiss My Dick!
LGH: Let's Go Home!
LLMF: Lost Like a Mother ****er.
LOST: Looking Over Strange Terrain.
MARINE: Muscles Are Required Intelligence Not Essential
MARINES: Many Americans Running Into Never Ending ****
MARINES: My Ass Rides In Navy Equipment, Sir!
MRE: Meals Rejected by Ethiopians!
MRE: Meals Rejected by the Enemy!
NAVY: Never Again Volunteer Yourself!
NAVY: Need Any Vaseline Yet?
NBC: No Body Cares!
NCO: No Chance Outside
OMGIF: Oh My God, I'm ****ed.
PENIS: Pointless Exercise Not Involving Soldiers.
PFC: Proud ****in' Civilian!
S&E: Salute 'N Execute!
S&G: ****s 'N Giggles!
****: Special High Intensity Training!
SNAFU: Situation Normal, All ****ed Up!
SONFI: Switched Off Not ****ing Interested
SPFO: Some Place ****ing Off!
SWAG: Scientific Wild Ass Guess!
TARFU: Things Are Really ****ed Up.
TEWT: Training Exercise Without Troops.
TURD: Trainee Under Rigid Discipline.
USARMY: Uncle Sam Ain't Released Me Yet! Backwards: Yes My Retarded Ass Signed Up
USARMY: Used, Screwed, And Released My Ass, Yep
USCG: Uncle Sam's Confused Group
USMC: Uncle Sams Misguided Childern
USMC: Unlimited **** Mass Confusion
USMC: U Suckers Missed Christmas
USMC: Urine Samples Make Civilians
USAF: U Suckers Are Fairies
YMRASU: Yes My Retarded Ass Signed Up!