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tuddley3
10-03-2006, 07:29 AM
Just farting around Wikipedia, and stumbled across this. Glossary of WWII German military terms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_WWII_German_military_terms)

tuddley3
10-03-2006, 07:29 AM
Just farting around Wikipedia, and stumbled across this. Glossary of WWII German military terms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_WWII_German_military_terms)

Michiel_88
10-03-2006, 07:42 AM
Interesting, thanks a lot!

henriksultan
10-03-2006, 07:57 AM
neat http://users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticons4u/happy/1074.gif

Celeon999
10-03-2006, 09:10 AM
Heh the most important things are missing on that list http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


like :

Donnerbalken - something like "thunder bar" is a military slang name for a latrine. (Thats really important to know ! ) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


abseilen - to rope down (Has nothing to do with a rope. It means to sneak away from a duty that you normally would have to do. IMPORTANT ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Appetitvernichtungsplakat - A "appetite destruction sheet" Usally found in the mess halls http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


Zivilversager - A "Civil loser" or "Civil abnegator" is a drill instructor.


Brenner - A "burner" .. describes somebody who loves the army life too much. He is never sick and loves to be on duty 24 hours.


Greni - (Panzergrenadier) A special type of soldier. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Draws enemy fire on himself like a magnet. Thats why he tends to dig extra deep foxholes.

An old saying : "Tritt nie auf einen gr√ľnen Stein, es k√¬∂nnt ein Greni drunter sein."

(Never step on a green stone (green berets you know) because it might be a Greni) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Gummifotze - Ehhhmmmm a "Rubber c...." is slang for a gasmask

Hackengas - ehhhhmmm that means "heelgas"

We say gas when we talk about the accelerator pedal in a car

So when we say "give hackengas !" this means something like "hurry up!" or "faster!"

like "mach schnell!"

Klappspaten - The best friend of the "foxhole digger" a folding shovel. Also known as "NATO bagger" a NATO excavator. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif


klemmen - to clamp , means stealing army property

MAD - No not the famous magazine. But the (Milit√¬§rischer) (A)bschirm (D)ienst (Military shielding department) thats something like a counter espionage department ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif But they are indeed mad !


Migr√¬§nestock - A "migraine stick" is a baton. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif


Panzerkeks - A "Tank cookie" is a cookie you find in every german military ration. Its definitly uneatable because its usally hard like a stone and tastes like something between sand and dust. But it burns great and is therefore perfect for making a fire . http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Resi - Short for "Reservist" Somebody who has his conscript time almost completed and counts the days until he is a free man again.

Resifeier - A party for a Resi. It means drinking, drinking, drinking, drinking......


Schildkr√¬∂tenrennen - A "turtle race" . You put a steel helmet under each knee and slide along the floor. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif (Celeon was never good in this http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif )

Seiler - A "roper" is somebody with abnormal luck. He never has to do unpleasant duties, he always can stay inside and drink coffee while all others have to do exercises in the rain or
in the snow.



There are dozens more but this should be enough for now. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

tuddley3
10-03-2006, 07:53 PM
These are my favorites from Celeon's list :

Gummifotze - Ehhhmmmm a "Rubber c...." is slang for a gasmask

Hackengas - ehhhhmmm that means "heelgas"

We say gas when we talk about the accelerator pedal in a car

So when we say "give hackengas !" this means something like "hurry up!" or "faster!"

like "mach schnell!"

And I've heard of Celeon being accused of being a klemmen. Quick, someone inspect Celeon's apartment http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Thanks Celeon for your ever so entertaining replies. I look forward to more if you feel up to it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

@ henriksultan, I love your emoticons http://foolstown.com/sm/kngt.gif http://foolstown.com/sm/dog.gif http://foolstown.com/sm/appl.gif

Celeon999
10-04-2006, 09:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">And I've heard of Celeon being accused of being a klemmen. Quick, someone inspect Celeon's apartment </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


CELEON ISNT A KLEMMER......They never could proof anything.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> I look forward to more if you feel up to it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



Ok :


Panzeranklopfger√¬§t - ehhhhmmm that translates to something like "Tank knock!knock! device" is a Panzerfaust or other anti-tank weapon. (One of Celeon‚¬īs favourite slang terms) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Antennenschaukler also known as Funkenpuster - is "antenna swinger" or "spark blower" is a radio operator. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif


Anwesenheitspr√¬§mie - means "Presence bonus" and is name for your service payment


Aquariumplanscher - is a "Aquarium swasher" and means a Navy soldier http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Arbeitsabwehrkranz - a "Work defence corona" is worn by Officers on their uniforms to identify them as such an make clear that they DONT earn their money with serious work http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

while Unteroffiziere "Sub-officers" have a "Arbeitsumgehungsbalken" - a "Work avoidance beam" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Argumentationsverst√¬§rker - A "Argumentation reinforcer" is a weapon http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

Aufschlagen - translates "to impact" and is a term for reaching a destination.

Begr√¬§bnissknaller - A "Burial cracker" is trip mine , because you end your life with a loud bang ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif


Beruhigungspille - is a "Pacifier pill" and means a hand grenade.

The Bibel - means the founding document of the Bundeswehr. It contains the words "And they were clothing themselves with strange robes and started wandering around destinationless" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


BIWAK - Now thats a interesting short term....

Nobody really knows what BIWAK stands for anyway but its the word to describe that you and your unit have to go into some woods and live and exercise for a few days there.

There are several theories what BIWAK really means , these are :


(B)undeswehr (I)m (W)ald (A)ußer (K)ontrolle

Bundeswehr in the woods out of control

(B)undeswehr (I)n Er(w)artung (a)uf (K)√¬§ltetod

Bundeswehr in anticipation of freezing to death

(B)undeswehr (i)m (W)ald (a)m (K)acken

Bundeswehr in the woods , ****ting

(B)undeswehr (i)m (W)ald (a)m kampieren

Bundeswehr in the woods doing camping

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif



More to follow ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Mittelwaechter
10-04-2006, 03:55 PM
"Biwak" is northern german slang/maybe dutch for "Beiwache".
In the Middle Ages a town had a main watch inside the walls and some outpost guards for early warning.
This "additive watch" had to stay overnight in tents like the Bundeswehr on Biwak.

Dietrich-34.F
10-05-2006, 02:54 AM
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Hey, thanks for all the additions, but rather than posting the missing terms here, why not edit the Wikipedia article itself?

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henriksultan
10-05-2006, 04:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tuddley3:

@ henriksultan, I love your emoticons http://foolstown.com/sm/kngt.gif http://foolstown.com/sm/dog.gif http://foolstown.com/sm/appl.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

hehe I'm a sucker for smilies http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
I use Firefox and an extension thats called Smileys Xtra ( http://www.smileyxtra.co.uk ). With it u can add hundreds of smilies to forum posts and such http://smilies.sofrayt.com/%5E/_950/ole.gif

tuddley3
10-05-2006, 09:44 PM
Firefox http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Thanks, been added to my extensions. There are a lot that can't be used here at UBI, VG or TASKFORCE may have something to say about them, but tempting to use http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif