Anyone that has ever been in the Service, regardless of branch, quickly learned a new language. Some of it WAS colorful.That would mean that all the "really nifty" vocabulary I was taught in the army would render me, effectively speechless.
Which may not be a bad thing,.
Every culture I have been exposed to, had it's own slang. Granted much of it was aimed at Americans, and not very flattering!
I see nothing wrong with slang, as long as it isn't over done. It colors things up a bit..
I remember SOS. I discovered it, my last month in the AF. Never looked too appetizing to me and had never seen it served anywhere else, so I tried it out. Served hot on toast, was not too bad. I have not had it since though.
You know when you think about it her use of the word "common" was a type of slang.My Mama taught me that to use slang was "common." Drinking a beverage from the bottle was "common." Saucer and blowing your coffee was "common." (But Dad did that at times.) An adult who went about in public with bare arms or legs was "common." Saying "ain"t" was "common."
My Mama and Dad were not too strict, but they sure did lay down the ground rules, which, if I obeyed them, everything went smoothly. And infraction of those rules brought dire results.
And, I'll tell y'all, I didn't want to be "common."
The only place I ever saw chipped beef gravy on toast was on non- military mess halls. Everyone I was ever in served SOS as ground beef/gravy on toast.Were you in THE AMERICAN AIR FORCE?????? We had it every morning and Midnight Meal on our SAC Base in the 60s. Real SOS is made with dried chip beef and that is how my Mother made it. The USAF made it with hamburger which I like better since it isn't as salty tasting.
We had some hamburger SOS last week. Gooooood stuff. It is about the same as biscuits and gravy.
In honor of my Dad I will not talk or post about SPAM. My Dad would not allow the stuff in the house let alone on the table. Even though it was popular in the late 40s and 50s. He said the he ate enough of it while overseas in Italy during WWII to last a lifetimeOkay, we’ve about done SOS to death. Let’s talk Spam. Love the stuff but man what a sodium content. I’d have it for breakfast daily but my blood pressure would rebel.
So many ways to use it
My mother made the canned salmon into patties, basically crackers and an egg. I still make them, they're a pretty good high protein snack and I don't mind them cold right out of the fridge. I usually add a touch of dill and cook them in olive oil.In honor of my Dad I will not talk or post about SPAM. My Dad would not allow the stuff in the house let alone on the table. Even though it was popular in the late 40s and 50s. He said the he ate enough of it while overseas in Italy during WWII to last a lifetime
I think it was one of the few canned meats at that time period along with chipped beef. We did eat quite a bit of canned Salmon with the bones.
HEY !!!Spam... is that the stuff left over when they make cat food?