Besides all the usual meanings, it has a meaning in engineering as well. A bastard is a type of coarse-toothed file.
Conversation in the stores.
"Hi, I need a file."
"A half-round bastard?"
"No, a little triangular fucker."
Mojo means your influence, confidence or personal charisma. It was originally a slang term from the US associated with the music and dance culture, but has entered the English as well as the American language and is being used more widely. It has also taken on an additional meaning of personal confidence and charisma with regard to sexual relationships. The word Mojo itself probably derives from African-American language where it refers to a personal talisman or witchcraft charm, and is itself derived from the word Moco used by the Gullah people meaning witchcraft. The word First received widespread exposure in the 1957 recording of the song Got My Mojo Working by Muddy Waters.
Us Army slang meaning Rest and Rereation, Rest and Recuperation or Rest and Relaxation. The term was certainly used during the Korean and Vietnam Wars but most likely dates from World War Two.
Get your gear packed! e got a pass for 48 hours R 'n R in Saigon!
The British meaning of 'lunting' is to walk whilst smoking a pipe. Lunting is used by pipe smokers as a means of relaxation or easing stress. In addition Lunting can also mean emitting smoke or steam or the act of lighting a fire, torch or tobacco pipe.
Dating from around 1540 - 1550, the origin is believed to be from the Dutch word 'lont' meaning a slow match or fuse or possibly the Middle Low German 'lonte' meaning a wick.
"Sod this for a game of soldiers, I'm takin' me pipe and going lunting!"
British slang dating from the mid-nineteenth century, meaning soldiers. It stems from a snide expression used by music hall comedians to get a cheap laugh "where the army goes the pong goes", pong meaning smell. This quickly became pongoes meaning soldiers plural and pongo meaning an individual. Still in use today although not common.
When a regiment is given the freedom of a city, the pongoes are allowed to march through it bayonets fixed and colours flying.
To be greased means to be killed. Originally it meant to be killed by multiple bullet wounds from a weapon fired on full automatic but gradually its use extended, particularly during the Vietnam War, until it was used to describe any death caused by enemy action.
The expression originated from American troops of the Second World War who were armed with the M3 submachine gun. Since the M3's nickname was 'grease gun', supposedly from its resemblance to the mechanics tool, enemy troops killed by the M3 were soon referred to as having been greased.
Had some luck out in the boonies today!
Nine of Uncle Ho's finest goofin' off in a waterhole, twelve M16s greased their asses real good!
US Army slang common during the Vietnam War, although possibly originating much earlier than this. It means a soldier who is a combat virgin
who has not been 'blooded' and, therefore, one whose behaviour in combat is unpredictable. The arrival of a new soldier as a replacement in an established unit was always difficult, hence the referral to such an arrival as FNG
(Fucking New Guy). Where this soldier had not seen combat the difficulty was compounded and the established troops viewed them with suspicion as an unknown quantity.
We just got a load of replacements for the guys evaced
out last week, no lifers