He Says, She Says

Over the weekend, a friend of mine copied me in on an email discussion. Her husband, a service member, was also on the email chain. His response to the subject being discussed was, “totally unsat.” I laughed. “Unsat” is such a military term. Although I do speak militarese after so many years of being subjected to it, there are times when I choose the civilian alternative.

For example:

I say, “Unacceptable.” He says, “Unsat.”

I say, “Give it all you’ve got.” He says, “Fire for effect.”

I say, “Dig deep.” He says, “Knock down the target.”

I say, “Let’s go.” He says, “Move out.”

I say, “Hey, buddy!” He says, “Hey, troop!”

I have my own military translation machine in the form of a soldier-husband! Share your “He Says, She Says” stories with us.

About Andi

Andi is married to an active-duty soldier and is the founder and former editor of SpouseBUZZ.

She is the founder of the Annual MilBlog Conference. The MilBlog Conference is the premiere event of the year for military bloggers. President George W. Bush, U.S. Representative Adam Smith, GEN David Petraeus, LTG Mike Oates, LTG William Caldwell, RADM Mark Fox, MG Kevin Bergner, MG David Hogg and The Honorable Pete Geren have addressed previous conferences.

While living in Washington, DC, Andi was the Ambassador to Walter Reed Army Medical Center for Sew Much Comfort, a non-profit organization which makes and delivers, free of charge, special adaptive clothing for wounded service members. Andi has worked with several non-profits to help our wounded heroes and their families. She finds that work to be the most rewarding and meaningful of all.

Andi strives to find humor in the good, bad and ugly of life and is a firm believer that laughter has the ability to cure most ills.