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28th Jul '17 1:42:23 AM saberwyn
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* ''Literature/TheLostFleet''': While liberating a prisoner-of-war camp in the fifth book, enemy stealth commandos carrying 'hupnums' are detected approaching. When Captain John Geary asks for elaboration, while musing to himself that they sound like a cute fairy tale creature, he is informed that its an acronym for HUman Portable NUclear Munitions.
9th Jul '17 1:24:24 PM nombretomado
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* The US famously built and comissioned over [[ZergRush 150 aircraft carriers]] during WorldWarII, while an impressive number of these were full-sized fleet carriers, the lion's share were small, cheap, and slow Escort Carriers. Given their mass produced nature and ubiquitousness, their nicknames included "Jeep Carriers", after the small all-terrain utility truck used by the Army.

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* The US famously built and comissioned over [[ZergRush 150 aircraft carriers]] during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, while an impressive number of these were full-sized fleet carriers, the lion's share were small, cheap, and slow Escort Carriers. Given their mass produced nature and ubiquitousness, their nicknames included "Jeep Carriers", after the small all-terrain utility truck used by the Army.



** During WorldWarII, American naming practice was to assign enemy fighters with male names (the Mitsubishi A6M Zero was officially called the "Zeke") while most other aircraft were given female names (the Aichi D3A dive bomber was known as "Val")

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** During WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, American naming practice was to assign enemy fighters with male names (the Mitsubishi A6M Zero was officially called the "Zeke") while most other aircraft were given female names (the Aichi D3A dive bomber was known as "Val")
29th Jun '17 9:25:40 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Film/{{Hellboy}} II: The Golden Army'' and [[{{BFG}} Big Baby.]] It's a big revolver. As in it's so big Hellboy has to hold it in his Right Hand of Doom. It also shoots mini rockets that say "Suck on This" and the grip looks like it was made from a rifle or shotgun butt.

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* ''Film/{{Hellboy}} II: The Golden Army'' has Hellboy and his [[{{BFG}} Big Baby.]] It's a big revolver. As in it's "it's so big Hellboy has to hold it in his Right Hand of Doom.Doom" big. It also shoots mini rockets that say "Suck on This" and the grip looks like it was made from a rifle or shotgun butt.
29th Jun '17 9:24:58 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' and [[{{BFG}} Big Baby.]]

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* ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' ''Film/{{Hellboy}} II: The Golden Army'' and [[{{BFG}} Big Baby.]]]] It's a big revolver. As in it's so big Hellboy has to hold it in his Right Hand of Doom. It also shoots mini rockets that say "Suck on This" and the grip looks like it was made from a rifle or shotgun butt.
27th Jun '17 5:19:04 PM nombretomado
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* The TropeNamer is the "Bouncing Betty". TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-mine should bring you up to speed]]...

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* The TropeNamer is the "Bouncing Betty". TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-mine should bring you up to speed]]...



** There is a very large medieval bombard known as Mons Meg which is kept at Edinburgh Castle. Mons refers to the location of one of the early testing sites; TheOtherWiki is not entirely sure where the name Meg came from.

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** There is a very large medieval bombard known as Mons Meg which is kept at Edinburgh Castle. Mons refers to the location of one of the early testing sites; TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki is not entirely sure where the name Meg came from.
20th Jun '17 11:16:02 AM AFP
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* Anime/GirlsUndPanzer. Katyusha usually calls her team's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kliment_Voroshilov_tank#Models KV-2]] (a 152mm assault howitzer in the body of a heavy tank) "[=KV=]-[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics tan]]".

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* Anime/GirlsUndPanzer. Katyusha usually calls her team's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kliment_Voroshilov_tank#Models KV-2]] (a 152mm assault howitzer in the body of a heavy tank) "[=KV=]-[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics tan]]". Which, accounting for Japanese translation convention, is a pretty accurate depiction of how the Russians name their equipment (see the RealLife notes for Russian Katyushas below).
20th Jun '17 7:02:51 AM AFP
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* In Israel, it's interesting that almost all military slang has to do with farming and agriculture. This may be attributed to the fact that, while [[BadassIsraeli Israelis are battle-hardened by circumstances]], the traditional Zionist ideal has always been a peaceful agrarian existence.

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* In Israel, it's interesting that almost all military slang has to do with farming and agriculture. This may be attributed to the fact that, while [[BadassIsraeli Israelis are battle-hardened by circumstances]], the traditional Zionist ideal has always been [[CallToAgriculture a peaceful agrarian existence. existence.]]
* The US famously built and comissioned over [[ZergRush 150 aircraft carriers]] during WorldWarII, while an impressive number of these were full-sized fleet carriers, the lion's share were small, cheap, and slow Escort Carriers. Given their mass produced nature and ubiquitousness, their nicknames included "Jeep Carriers", after the small all-terrain utility truck used by the Army.
* In general, ReportingNames used by various militaries can lend themselves to this.
** During WorldWarII, American naming practice was to assign enemy fighters with male names (the Mitsubishi A6M Zero was officially called the "Zeke") while most other aircraft were given female names (the Aichi D3A dive bomber was known as "Val")
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20th Jun '17 6:51:42 AM AFP
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*** In World War 2, sailors of the German ''Kriegsmarine'' referred to torpedoes as ''Aale'' ("eels").

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*** In World War 2, sailors of the German ''Kriegsmarine'' referred to torpedoes as ''Aale'' ("eels"). Meanwhile, Anglophone sailors sometimes referred to torpedoes as "fish".
27th Apr '17 10:10:28 AM JoeMerl
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* In Israel, it's interesting that almost all military slang has to do with farming and agriculture. This may be attributed to the fact that, while [[BadassIsraeli Israelis are battle-hardened by circumstances]], the traditional Zionist ideal has always been a peaceful agrarian existence.
17th Jan '17 5:19:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Predator}}'' has [[JesseVentura Blain]]'s [[GatlingGood Minigun]], "Old Painless."

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* ''Film/{{Predator}}'' has [[JesseVentura [[Wrestling/JesseVentura Blain]]'s [[GatlingGood Minigun]], "Old Painless."
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