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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

I Hate Revolutionary Jargon!

...but I love a collection of Naval Terminology, Jargon and Slang (Intel Source: Rontini's BBS). Here's the entry for "bug juice":
"Bug juice - A substance similar in appearance to Kool-Aid which is served as a beverage aboard USN ships. Its color has no bearing on its flavor. Largely composed of ascorbic acid. Used extensively as an all-purpose cleaner/stripper for bulkheads, decks, brass fire nozzles, and pipes."

Going deep...


Blogger bothenook said...

cleaner indeed. we used to use it for metal polish. it cleaned the ship's bell bright and shiney, without any atmosphere contaminants. other than the bug juice itself, that is.
it even cleaned the secondary sample sink 304stainless like a champ. of course, after cleaning we'd steal a quart of automatic transmission fluid from the a gangers (i don't remember why they would have it on board, but they did), and give the entire sample sink and enclosure a nice wipedown with an ATF soaked rag. made the stainless glisten. great trick for orse boards or CO's inspections.

4/26/2005 6:20 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Placing the 10K in "bugjuice" layup was always interesting if a NUB was performing the layup.

MM1/SS Looking at a blood red sight glass in the 10K

"I said one packet not 2000"

MM3/SU "But the directions said one packet per 5 Gallons"

4/26/2005 6:49 AM

Blogger CDR Salamander said...

But, sadly, they do not have an entry for "Auto-dog."

4/26/2005 11:55 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nambla Neil here. Gay asshole that has been running temp employees and regular employees insane for years. There is no real reason for most of my career, but it sure pays me well. I love standing on the efforts of others. I live in Meridian, Idaho and work for a comm company. Can you guess where? I floated on others efforts at hp for years and drove people crazy with worthless input and my natural assholishness.

5/04/2008 8:13 AM

Blogger Jon said...

I'll never forget when we had a nub clean out some of the copper drain funnels using the purple "grape" bug-juice... it took us months to get the stains out of those funnels, and we were always getting nailed for them being unsat.

1/15/2010 12:01 PM


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