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Old 10-18-2017, 01:40 AM   #1
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Icon14 Dang, that looks just like..

.. a poopy suit.
And, the pose and coffee mug just clinches it.




Paint his shoes black (purple socks optional), paint in a black web belt, then scratch build a silver belt buckle and TLD and park his can on a red tool box.
Serious for a minute, I'm only posting the URL because these figures can be tough to find. Note he's a 1/18th scale figure for die cast car collectors.

https://www.diecastmodelswholesale.c...rican-diorama/
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Old 10-18-2017, 03:38 AM   #2
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.. a poopy suit.
And, the pose and coffee mug just clinches it.




Paint his shoes black (purple socks optional), paint in a black web belt, then scratch build a silver belt buckle and TLD and park his can on a red tool box.
Serious for a minute, I'm only posting the URL because these figures can be tough to find. Note he's a 1/18th scale figure for die cast car collectors.

https://www.diecastmodelswholesale.c...rican-diorama/
Bro..a lil stupid to ask but do you know the reason why it's called a poopie suit? I've always wondered about the origins
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:32 AM   #3
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Honestly, that's a really good question.
In short, I don't know. It probably dated back to the 1960's and probably had something to do with the way clothes smell in an amine environment. Or, it might be due to submarine humor and how tough it is to unzip and drop trow when nature calls? They unzip just fine but it can be a struggle to get it past your shoulders.
It might have been an "A Gang" thing? I know MM's working on piping systems on skimmers favored wearing them if they were working in the bilges.

I heard my share of the traditional Navy non-sequesters and scuttle butt, but poopie suits were always just poopie suits. I never heard an actual reason why they got the name.


BTW, were you on my qual board back in 1989? That was a really good and totally unexpected question.

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Old 10-18-2017, 11:34 AM   #4
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Honestly, that's a really good question.
In short, I don't know. It probably dated back to the 1960's and probably had something to do with the way clothes smell in an amine environment. Or, it might be due to submarine humor and how tough it is to unzip and drop trow when nature calls? They unzip just fine but it can be a struggle to get it past your shoulders.
It might have been an "A Gang" thing? I know MM's working on piping systems on skimmers favored wearing them if they were working in the bilges.

I heard my share of the traditional Navy non-sequesters and scuttle butt, but poopie suits were always just poopie suits. I never heard an actual reason why they got the name.


BTW, were you on my qual board back in 1989? That was a really good and totally unexpected question.
https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/even-more-wacky-submarine-terms-you-never-knew-you-want-1711910869 Apparently a poopy suit is just that; with no particular etymology to one's 'check valve'; an insult for a useless sailor.
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My favorite is: Ahead Flank Cavitate: As in “let’s get the hell out of here!!!.” That command is given and engineering is to bring the screw to full turns without regard to cavitation (creating noisy bubbles in the sea).
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:32 PM   #5
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From that article, "digit" should be spelled "dig-it", its how its pronounced.

Dig-its were the guys who would step over everyone to take credit for something they didn't do. Or, they would become the self-nominated "morals cop" during an underway or port call.

To whit-

"COB, COB!! I just saw a group of guys playing acey deucy in crew's mess..for MONEY!! I jotted down their names in case you'd like to write them up."


The name comes from saying "Hey, I dig it!" when talking about some new catch-22 changes the brass passed down from above. As in, "Hey, I heard the Pentagon is cutting our pay in half to cover our mandatory sterilization operations!"

"Hey, I dig it!"
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:55 AM   #6
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Some of those terms though...Broke dick..like wtf?
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:33 AM   #7
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Some of those terms though...Broke dick..like wtf?
It was what you didn't want to be.
The basic meaning is equipment that can't fulfill its most basic use.
"Broke"- Something's wrong but it has some use.
"Broke Dick"- Totally useless and a waste of space.

In practical terms, it was the definition of whether you could go home at the end of a work day.

"Hey Chief, the COB says the trim pump is broke.."
"OK, we'll get hot on it tomorrow".

"Hey Chief, the COB says the trim pump is broke dick!"
"Get up to crew's mess and make sure the cooks put on some fresh coffee. We're gonna be here all night.."

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It was what you didn't want to be.
The basic meaning is equipment that can't fulfill its most basic use.
"Broke"- Something's wrong but it has some use.
"Broke Dick"- Totally useless and a waste of space.

In practical terms, it was the definition of whether you could go home at the end of a work day.

"Hey Chief, the COB says the trim pump is broke.."
"OK, we'll get hot on it tomorrow".

"Hey Chief, the COB says the trim pump is broke dick!"
"Get up to crew's mess and make sure the cooks put on some fresh coffee. We're gonna be here all night.."
Hahaha. "Hey Chief, the COB says the trim pump is broke dick!"
Well summarized Bro Hahaha
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:17 PM   #9
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Don't ET's have more pens in their pockets than the normal crew?
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:52 PM   #10
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I was an ET, not a Nuc.
I was a "Coner" and proud of it, thank you.
The only pen I had was the one I wasn't going to use to sign your qual card.

What's funny was that on my first boat there were almost as many YN's (yeomen) in the crew as ET's. Now-a-days, as I understand it, we own the forward half of the boat.
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:05 PM   #11
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Don't ET's have more pens in their pockets than the normal crew?
No one had more pens than a well prepared Messenger of the Watch. Blue for the CO, red for the XO, the rest of the rainbow for the department heads, and black for everyone else.

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I was an ET, not a Nuc.
I was a "Coner" and proud of it, thank you.
The only pen I had was the one I wasn't going to use to sign your qual card.

What's funny was that on my first boat there were almost as many YN's (yeomen) in the crew as ET's. Now-a-days, as I understand it, we own the forward half of the boat.
Well considering they put QM, IC, and ET together and called it good, the division owns more by default. Except Radio, Radio shall remain in the hands of Radiomen behind our heavy locked door.
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:50 AM   #12
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Your job used to be exclusive ET territory.

All these new rates are confusing, but its nothing new.
Back before my time, the Navy was already integrating women into the crews.
We called them Sonarmen and they had their own division.



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