Those who have served in the military know that it represents a world and culture all it own.  It even has its own languages that service members speak in the different branches. Those languages also differ beween the services.  For example, in the Navy, a bathroom is called a “Head.” While in the Army it’s called a “Latrine.”  These language rules are strictly enforced and even extend to the names given to gear and equipment used in the different services. Oftentimes, the official names given to gear can be long and tedious to recite. Thankfully, our armed forces are creative and funny enough to come up with better nicknames for stuff. Here are some of them:


Fart Sack

No, it is not a bag that you can exclusively fart on. The Marines and Army as well use this term to refer to their heavily-insulated sleeping bags. Probably because they rarely wash them? We can only guess.

U.S. Army soldiers from 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, wrap up in sleeping bags inside of a compound at Shele Kalay, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2012. The soldiers were trying to keep warm between guard shifts.