Slang term for a Zambian soldier. The term originated in the 1970s with White mercenaries in the region of Zambia, Rhodesia, Botswana, South Africa.
The Zamboons were trading mortar fire with Botswana.
Among artillerymen, a nonexistent item used to trick rookies. It is commonly used to send rookies on a wild goose chase. (Muzzle blast is the burst of smoke and fire that erupts from the muzzle when a shell is fired.)
"Private, go to the supply sergeant and see if he can find you a bucket of muzzle blast."
1) A toy or model train that is powered by electricity. The most common examples are Lionel type trains and the H.O. trains sold in hobby shops
2) Any real train that is powered by electricity. Power may come from overhead wires, known as a 'catenary system', or through a power "third rail" that runs alongside the regular tracks.
1) Joe went to the hobby shop and bought a set of electric train for the kids.
Lionel makes great electric trains.
2) Electric trains run on the Montclair Line on New Jersey Transit.
The GG1 Locomotive is an example of a powerful electric train
A drunk. So called because Australians have a well-deserved reputation for excessive drinking. It is one of the few things at which they excel, probably because most of them are of Irish or Scottish ancestry.
Benny used to be okay, but since he's been hitting the sauce he has become a real Australian intellectual.
Psychiatric ward. So called because Australians have a reputation for being goofballs.
Babs had a bout of depression and spent a week in the Australian Think Tank
Field artillery slang. High angle primers are a nonexistent item that is used to trick rookies. Often used to send unsuspecting rookies on a wild goose chase.(Regular artillery primers work at low and high angles, so there is no high-angle version of them).
"Go down to the motor pool and ask Sergeant Williams for some high angle primers."
Manual labor, especially any kind of digging. So called because Australians are also known as "diggers" and the implication that they are not very smart.
If you do not finish high school, you will end up doing Australian rocket science for a living.