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Old 06-14-2013, 05:20 AM   #61
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It IS truly amazing how much interest this thread stimulated, isn't it? Seems like there's a hell of a market for fingerless and for anti-fingerless gloves out there. I wonder how the commercials would go..."Hi I'm a toughy! I wear fingerless gloves!" Or "Hi, I'm a vet, it's full fingered or nothing for me!" "Full-fingered or full figured. The choice is yours." lmao

Agreeing with most of the weathered folk though, I wouldn't wear fingerless on a motorcycle or skiing, that's for sure.

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Here in the Rocky Mtns. when the mercury hits -25 and stays way too long frost bite is a constant threat. The finger tips and ears are easy targets for ole Jack Frost. You simply would not expose your fingers on purpose.
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Originally Posted by trip286 View Post
Maybe from the time and branch you're from! We called them boots, as in "fresh outta boot camp"
When I got out of training, and went to my first duty station, we were called "cherries" (Army, 1993), then after we deployed for the first time, were lost the "cherry" and were called boots, until the new cherries came in.

As far as Leg goes, that's what an artilleryman was called (as well as a gun bunny, cannon cocker... I was one of them). The "leg" was shortened from Redleg.

As far as I know (from older cousins and uncles that were in the Army), the terms really haven't changed - though the baby blue wearing grunts do seem to have a limited vocabulary, and lack of creativity (unless it comes to their job).

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Old 06-16-2013, 12:17 AM   #64
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Dad got frostbite in his ears shaving out of a helmet in the German Alps. They had to tell him his ear edges were frozen white... LOL Apparently like father like son.

You fingerless guys like exposing yourself way too much.
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