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Calling a VET a squid.

Discussion in 'US Navy Forum' started by frefoo, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. frefoo

    frefoo

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    Navy Vets,

    Do you get offened when a "AF puke" calls you a "squid"?

    I went shoping at the mall today, at one of the stores I started talking to the cashier...

    I let him know of my service in the AF (F-15) and told me he was in the Navy (F-14).

    I, without thought, and jokingly said "how is it going squid"

    Turns out he was a Nam vet (20 plus years of service) and he looked offened that I called him a "squid".

    I expected his response to call me a "flyboy" and we would both laugh.

    Based on his reaction I think it may have insulted him.

    I thanked him for his service to our country. He replied in kind, still I think I insulted him (was not my intention).

    Did I mess up?
     
  2. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    Sounds like he needs a sense of humor. `p
     

  3. cliffb

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    Don't worry about it. I'm also a 22 year Vet with Nam service. Sounds like he may have had a thin skin but he'll get over it.
    BTW, thanks for your service.
     
  4. skyboss_4evr

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    I have no problem with a vet or active duty member of another service calling me a "squid." The only time it annoys me is if a civilian (non-veteran) calls me that. The way I see it, if you haven't served your country, you don't rate to use terms such as "squid" or "jarhead"... etc.
     
  5. rhikdavis

    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

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  6. Crazy Ed

    Crazy Ed Senior Member

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    It certainly doesn't bother me, but I guess you never know how someone will take any kind of comment. If you perceived him taking offense, then he probably did for whatever reason. I can only guess. Squid, fly-boy, wrap-leg, grunt; I'm proud to belong to this group!!

    Ed
     
  7. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    ;c
     
  8. md2lgyk

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    Doesn't bother me - I WAS a squid (8 years submarine service).
     
  9. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    A.K.A. a bubblehead. ;f ;c ;f
     
  10. Jakapr

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    I had to laugh when I read this thread.

    I emailed Riflemanz last week about the thread he started asking about VF-32 Sailors. I told him we weren't sailors we were Airdales.

    A picture in our AE shop on the Kennedy. We were the first East coast squadron with the Tomcats (VF-32). This was our 75 cruise and looking at the picture I would guess we just left the states. Most in our shop shaved our heads the day we left the states.

    Riflemanz is back left, I am back right.


    [​IMG]

    We set up a site with out cruise pictures.
    http://www.geocities.com/vf32ae2too
     
  11. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    You know how you can tell you have Marines on the ship?

    There the ones feeding bread crumbs to the helicopters.........

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  12. cliffb

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    Damn the picture brings back old memories. Hey, I think she was hanging on our shop door too!!;f
     
  13. truckstop cop

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    i was just having this conversation last night at work with some youg guys that i was talking to about enlisting,one of them called me a silly sailor,so i first off told him that i was not a submariner and second that he does not qualify to call me any such names due to the fact that he has never served in any branch of the military,i also went on to inform him (while he was cleaning a coffee pot,part of his job)that i receive two checks every month for the 20 years that i put in,so keep on doing what your doing and check back with me in 20 years to see if you qualify to throw names at me..name calling between vets or active duty is expected,but not from a civilian!!

    anyways,to the initial poster,i figured that all you flyboy types got your panties in a bunch when called names(even the navy flyboys,they are the worst)hahahahahahahaaaaaa ahhh shoot dont get mad,i always enjoyed flying air force,they always have the best chow!!!!!!!!
     
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    Med heads! ^c
     
  15. Streck-Fu

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    That looks just like my first shop (AT in IWT). My first deployment was with VFA-15 on the Roosevelt (CVN-71) in '91 for DS.

    That poster wouldn't cut it now though. I remember when the first women on the ships were the COD pilots that would stay over night due to weather or long flights. Man, you could have smelled her purfume or fancy soap from 60 frames away....
     
  16. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 SONS OF LIBERTY

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    It used to really piss me off when the Calif. pukes called me that. I now look at as a badge of courage. Time heals all wounds.
    A Vietnam vet.
     
  17. NucSub

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    Let's see, I fall into the following catagories:
    1. Squid
    2. Bubblehead
    3. Fn Nuke
    Just to name a few of the more common nicknames.
     
  18. vdeleon

    vdeleon US NAVY AD

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    :cool: SK1-16 years and counting....
     
  19. et2mdo

    et2mdo I'm Batman!

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    Although I have to say that the F'n Nuke nickname gets old when someone of... ummm... shall we say, lesser intelligence uses it.
     
  20. mwelch8404

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    Oh. You mean one of those goys that had those pretty baby blue rank insignia?