Quiz: Do You Know Your U.S. Navy Lingo?
Do You Know Your U.S. Navy Lingo?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

If you happened to find yourself on board a Navy ship, would you have any idea what your fellow sailors were trying to tell you? Would you know what to do with a chit? Would you think scuttlebutt was a word meaning that people were gossipping? What might be a crank, a Cadillac or a knee knocker? 

You're the type of person that has always found different languages or dialects fascinating. You love to know more about other worlds. You have a thirst for knowledge in general, but what is more fascinating than studying the words of a group of people or a culture that is meant just for them, that others are not supposed to understand? 

So before you enlist and head on out to parts unknown while traveling through the worlds vast oceans, you might want to prove to yourself, and to us too, that you are an expert on Navy slang. 

It doesn't matter whether you wind up being a snipe, an airedale, or a bubblehead, you're going to need to prove you can hang with your fellow sailors when it comes to understanding their lingo and slang. We are pretty sure you can pass muster, but you're still going to have to take this quiz to prove it. 

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