QUIZ: Talk Like a Marine

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Whether you’ve served in the United States Marine Corp (USMC), or are a friend or family member of someone who has, you know that mastering the language of the USMC can be as complex and difficult (not to mention time-consuming) as mastering languages native to opposite sides of the world. There are new terms, new phrases, new inflections, and, to add fuel to the fire, there are literally thousands of new acronyms one must learn if their aim is to thrive in the USMC.

Don’t believe us? Yet to be convinced? Okay. What about a “Rack” or “Rain Locker”? Do you know what either of those translate to in USMC speak? What about “Midrats” or “MEPS”? What about “Huss” or “Head Shed” or “Half-bird”?

While you won’t find any of the aforementioned on the quiz below, you will find a variety of USMC words, phrases, and acronyms that are sure to put your knowledge to the test.

Good luck, enjoy, and be sure to share your results with all of your friends!


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