YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The following is slang used during World War II:
SNAFU: Situation normal, all fouled up.
TARFU: Things are really fouled up.
FUBAR: Fouled up beyond all recognition.
Beat your gums: Talk a lot, maybe too much.
Chow Hound: The guy who’s always first in the dinner line. Think “Mooch.”
Dear John: Tthe letter from your wife or gal telling you it’s all over.
Eight Ball: The soldier who’s always screwing up.
Hubba! Hubba!: To show enthusiasm over something.
Maggie’s Drawer’s: The red flag on the firing line that shows you missed your target.
Mickey Mouse Rules: Petty rules, or rules just for the sake of having rules.
That’s All She Wrote: The traditional yell from the mail clerk when he was done distributing all the mail that day.
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