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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."
4th Jan '17 2:30:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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*** The Germans referred to it as "Stalinorgel" which means "Stalin's Organ" ([[AccidentalInnuendo no, not]] [[FreudWasRight that one]]) from the sound the rockets made and the way the rockets were mounted in a mounted in a single row of tubes, resembling a pipe organ.

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*** The Germans referred to it as "Stalinorgel" which means "Stalin's Organ" ([[AccidentalInnuendo no, not]] [[FreudWasRight not that one]]) from the sound the rockets made and the way the rockets were mounted in a mounted in a single row of tubes, resembling a pipe organ.
5th Dec '16 9:01:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'', [=McSqueezy=] blows up a hunter's truck with a bomb improvised from a propane tank. He calls it Mr. Happy.

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* In ''OpenSeason'', [=McSqueezy=] blows up a hunter's truck with a bomb improvised from a propane tank. He calls it Mr. Happy.
5th Dec '16 9:00:39 AM Morgenthaler
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6th Oct '16 9:54:19 AM erana
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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]].tan]]".
6th Oct '16 9:54:00 AM erana
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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]].
13th Sep '16 8:54:39 PM DarkHunter
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* L'Arc-en-ciel is French for Rainbow. It is also the name of the Asura's WaveMotionGun in the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''.
** The titular character's magic staff is named "Raising Heart." Kinda tame and cute sounding compared to the other magical devices in the show, like [[BladeOnAStick Bardiche]] or [[DropTheHammer Graf Eisen,]] Said staff is also capable of raining [[BeamSpam pink beams of doom]] and [[WaveMotionGun a beam that could level cities.]]

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* L'Arc-en-ciel is French for Rainbow. It is also the name of the Asura's ''Arthra's'' WaveMotionGun in the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''.
** The titular character's magic staff is named "Raising Heart." Kinda tame and cute sounding compared to the other magical devices in the show, like [[BladeOnAStick Bardiche]] or [[DropTheHammer Graf Eisen,]] Eisen]]. Said staff is also capable of raining [[BeamSpam pink beams of doom]] and [[WaveMotionGun a beam that could level cities.]]
6th Jul '16 10:39:57 PM Hylarn
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** Swedish servicemen famously call a similar contraption "Lille Skutt" ("little hop") after a cute cartoon rabbit from ''Bamse''...

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** Swedish servicemen famously call a similar contraption "Lille Skutt" ("little hop") after a cute cartoon rabbit from ''Bamse''...''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}''...
13th Jun '16 11:28:13 AM Diask
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Military people, [[TruthInTelevision real]] or fictional, have a macabre (and often hilarious) tendency to give cutesy nicknames to some truly nasty and often lethal hardware. This trope does for weapons what FluffyTheTerrible and {{Fluffy Tamer}}s do for the animal kingdom, with possibly a little bit of overlap with ICallItVera.

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Military people, [[TruthInTelevision real]] or fictional, have a [[BlackComedy macabre (and often hilarious) hilarious)]] tendency to give cutesy nicknames to some truly nasty and often lethal hardware. This trope does for weapons what FluffyTheTerrible and {{Fluffy Tamer}}s do for the animal kingdom, with possibly a little bit of overlap with ICallItVera.



* ''EndersGame'': I give you the Molecular Detachment Device, capable quite literally of destroying whole planets. Also known as the Little Doctor or Doctor Device, for M.D. Device.

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* ''EndersGame'': I give you ''Literature/EndersGame'' features the Molecular Detachment Device, capable quite literally of destroying whole planets. Also known as the Little Doctor or Doctor Device, for M.D. Device.



* The TropeNamer is, of course, the "Bouncing Betty". On the off chance there's actually someone here who doesn't know what a Bouncing Betty is, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-mine this article]] at TheOtherWiki should bring you up to speed...

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* The TropeNamer is, of course, is the "Bouncing Betty". On the off chance there's actually someone here who doesn't know what a Bouncing Betty is, TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-mine this article]] at TheOtherWiki should bring you up to speed...speed]]...



** One of the first tanks imported in volume from the USA was initially called "The Honey" because it was a delight to drive and maintain. British generals fretted that having two main battle tanks with names like ''Valentine'' and ''Honey'' suggested the men weren't getting the idea about it being a war. [[note]]After some thought, the British generals initiated a system where American tanks were named after cavalry generals of the American Civil War (if they were the smaller faster light tanks) or infantry generals (if they were the heavier infantry tanks). Thus the Honey became the ''General Stuart'', closely followed by the Lee, Grant and Sherman. This naming principle so impressed American authorities that it initiated the naming ssytem for American tanks that persists today. [[/note]]

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** One of the first tanks imported in volume from the USA was initially called "The Honey" because it was a delight to drive and maintain. British generals fretted that having two main battle tanks with names like ''Valentine'' and ''Honey'' suggested the men weren't getting the idea about it being a war. [[note]]After some thought, the British generals initiated a system where American tanks were named after cavalry generals of the American Civil War (if they were the smaller faster light tanks) or infantry generals (if they were the heavier infantry tanks). Thus the Honey became the ''General Stuart'', closely followed by the Lee, Grant and Sherman. This naming principle so impressed American authorities that it initiated the naming ssytem for American tanks that persists today. [[/note]]\n[[/note]]
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