2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Your acronym of the day: B.O.H.I.C.A.


BOHICA (also spelled "B.O.H.I.C.A" and Bohica") is an acronym that stands for "Bend Over, Here It Comes Again". It is used colloquially to indicate that an adverse situation is about to repeat itself, and that acquiescence is the wisest course of action. It is commonly understood as a reference to being sodomized. An alternative etymology relates the expression to the days of sail and avoiding being struck by the boom, which would swing around the mast due to shifts in wind or the vessel's course. The term grew to regular use amongst the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. Although it originated in the US Military forces, its usage has spread to civilian environments and used to describe unavoidable, unpleasant situations that have inconvenienced one before, and are about to yet again.

BOHICA is one of those acronyms (like SNAFU, TARFU and FUBAR ~ thanks Steven Speilberg for having every mall ninja in America saying that!) that is commonly used in the military to express a generally fatalist view on life and service in general. Generally, it is usually expressed with some indication of whether or not lubrication will be in effect this time around...

Use it in a sentence...hmmmm...let's see...oh yeah, from deployment upon finding out during our morning briefing that I would have mess hall headcount yet again this week..."Damn sir..I feel like I got BOHICA tattooed on my ass". I always had a way with words around officers....now that I think of it that probably explains a lot of the BOHICA situations I was in...and my career path. Now that I think about it I probably shouldn't of told that female Colonel type that my section was getting ready to "rock out with our c0#ks out" either....

And about that pic up there...thank God for ACU velcro...you can get a tab or patch for just about any occasion made up and wear it and just tear it off at the first sign of "upper management"...

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