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Old 06-04-2004, 09:11   #1
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SF mottos

A friend asked me the other day if we (Special Forces) had sayings that were unique to Special Forces. It made me think, do we have sayings or mottos unique to the SF community? Anyone?

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Old 06-04-2004, 09:42   #2
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"De Oppresso Liber"

or the ever popular,

"Hey, Dude, whazzup?"

and

"I don't think we are going to do that...Sir."

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Old 06-04-2004, 09:51   #3
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I don't think we are going to do that...Sir."

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LOL,

How about "First in last out"

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Old 06-04-2004, 10:11   #4
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"You don't have to like it...you just have to do it".

"Jesus...Mules don't carry this much shit on their backs".

"You only move as fast as the slowest man".

One of my Team Sergeants favorites...

"GODDAMMIT...Don't tell me how you accomplished the task...just tell me yes or no, it was done".

"It ain't over till the fat lady sings".
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Old 06-04-2004, 10:29   #5
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I like the always popular:

"Watch THIS shit!"

or

"I don't care what the manual says"

particularly, when combined into

"I don't care what the manual says...

the minimum safe distance is....
the maximum bursting radius is....
the maximum safe speed is....
the maximum payload is....
the minimum drop altitude is....
the maximum time on the bottom is....

etc., etc., etc.

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Old 06-04-2004, 10:32   #6
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Talking Sir...and that's usuallly followed by...

Oh shit...get ready...here we go!
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Old 06-04-2004, 10:57   #7
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"Just over the next hill, men!"., says the Lt. as a village church steeple has been off of our left shoulder for the past five hours.

"Anyone who can't tap dance is queer."

The SF HYMN: "Him, Him F*** Him"

SF Anthem: " We like it here, we like it here, you f***ing A we like it here."
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Old 06-04-2004, 12:29   #8
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TR how about your demo formulas where P=PLENTY!

While not unique to SF: Winds 3-5, trucks are on the DZ,etc.

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Old 06-04-2004, 12:32   #9
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I coulda sworn I heard one that went something like...

Beer, beer, beer, let it flow like water
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Old 06-04-2004, 12:44   #10
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Meeting the next Team Leader and at the end of the meeting saying:
I'd call you Sir, but you won't like it.
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:25   #12
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"The more you carry, the better you live..."

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Meeting the next Team Leader and at the end of the meeting saying:
I'd call you Sir, but you won't like it.
And why would that be?
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:31   #14
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"Jesus...Mules don't carry this much shit on their backs"

LMAO over that one--how true it is...
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:17   #15
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BAse Camp selection: This place sux, let's stay here.
Or when your Lt was lost: No matter where you go, there you are.
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