Quiz: It's Time to Sandpaper the Anchor: World War II Lingo Quiz
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It's Time to Sandpaper the Anchor: World War II Lingo Quiz
By: Nathan Chandler
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About This Quiz

You won't get any pocket lettuce for knowing what a hash burner or ginkus is, but World War II produced all sorts of fun lingo. So put that in your mess kit and let's go!

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What would you call an Air Force member who doesn't fly in planes?
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What did it mean if something was "all wet"?
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World War II soldiers that ate "tiger meat" were actually consuming what product?
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If your superior told you to "taxi up," what would you do?
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If you were upset about something, you might be WHAT?
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When soldiers "went on a toot," what did it mean?
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If you were tired of marching you might say WHAT part of you was tired?
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What did it mean to "roll up your flaps"?
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Which branch of the military despised "ack-ack"?
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"Ash can" was another term for what?
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What did soldiers call canned milk?
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What did it mean to "prang" a target?
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If the Nazis attacked with chemical weapons, what did you really need?
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If your fellow soldier spent a lot of time "beating his gums," what was he doing?
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The term "gremlins" first arose in World War II, particularly in reference to malfunctions with what?
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What was a "misery pipe"?
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If a soldier was doing a "blanket drill," what was he really doing?
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Army sausages were sometimes called what?
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If soldiers were "bubble dancing," what were they doing?
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What was a slang term for machine gun?
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How did soldiers feel when they got "duck soup"?
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It was a very good thing when soldiers "checked out."
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Which branch of the service might "lay an egg"?
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