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OT - "Pisscutter"

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  1. Pump Gun Pimp

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    Pisscutter = Lorena Bobbitt
     
  2. gotbass

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    POB = crazy
     
  3. jbmi

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    I think Pisscutter was the name of the Class II dress cap we wore in the service.
    The one that's about a foot long and 6" high and folds flat.
    Can't tell you a thing about the other.
     
  4. Capt. Morgan

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    A "pisscutter" was what the Marines called their garrison covers during the 60's.

    Then again, it was what my father was referring to when he described the extremely sharp creases the laundry would press into his uniform pants.

    Morgan
     
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    In the U.S. armed forces it is known as a garrison cap, campaign cap (not to be confused with campaign hat, a distinct form of headgear), flight cap, garrison hat, fore-and-aft cap, envelope cap, pisscutter or overseas cap and is worn by US navy sailors in working blues or khaki uniforms.

    When first issued to U.S. "doughboys" in World War I, the hat was called the "overseas cap" as it was only worn by troops in France who were given the French type forage cap as they did not have their campaign hats. The overseas cap could be stored easily when the helmet was being worn. A blue overseas cap was adopted post war by the American Legion. The hat largely disappeared between the wars except for the Air Corps, Paratroopers and Armored Force. The hat was widely issued from 1941 on and lost its 'overseas' distinctiveness. With the replacement of the campaign hat the garrison cap was given branch of service color piping similar to what had been on the cord of the campaign hat with officers having black and gold and generals gold trim. This practice was later discontinued when individuals had to purchase a new hat if they were transferred to a different branch of the service.

    Recently it has been replaced in the U.S. Army by the beret, but remains in use in the other U.S. Armed Forces.


    [edit] Offensive terms
    The cap earned an offensive slang name cunt cap by the resemblance of the crown's crease and folds to labia (See List of U.S. Army acronyms and expressions). The U.S. Marines called the hat a pisscutter.

    It is also known as a "Biter" (or "Bider"), which is short for cock-biter. When the cap is pulled at either side, the front and rear corners come together as jaws.
     
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    I was issued a garrison cap (piss-cutter) when I joined the
    USMC in 1956. I believe their still worn today.
     
  7. Big Norm

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    CPOs and Officers wear pisscutters in the navy. E6 and below wear the folding brim white cap called a Dixie Cup or Cracker Jack. - Norm
     
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    We had this style of Garrison Cap issued when I served in the US Army
    We called them C*NT CAPS.
    Sgt USASG JSA PAN MUN JOM KOREA 70/71
    Bill Boston
     
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    digginh thru stuff yesterday and found my old wool Donald Duck hat, navy issue
    1961 ntc san diego, never had to wear it ever but still have it, and still got 3 dixie cups as well.

    bob
     
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    Not trying to change the subject, but I was watching a NASCAR show some years age. I think they were talking to Richard Petty as he described the small piece of metal on top of the rear spoiler.

    He referred to it as a "Wickerbill"

    I had to laugh out loud, 'cause when we were kids, "Wickerbill" meant a small boys future manhood! ( Does that make any sense?)

    You know what I mean!?!

    Danny
     
  11. JB Logan Co. Ohio

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    I don't know about "calf rope" but I use the term "goat rope" for anything that is a waste of time or rediculous, worthless etc.

    JB=Jerry each 8503917
     
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    U. S. Marine Retired,

    US Navy Retired here (1976-2000). The Navy does wear garrison caps, often referred to as piss cutters. I don't recall all the history/dates, but Chiefs, officers and later during my tenure E6 & below were authorized to wear them with certain uniforms.

    They were very convenient, as most of us Chiefs would tuck them under our belts when uncovered.

    Guy Babin CTMC(SW)(RET)
     
  13. Hipshot 3

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    Oh, Piss Boy!Piss Boy!............. Where's that Piss Boy when you need him?
     
  14. Rico46

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    I've seen airforce personnel wearing piss cutters along wearing the charlie dress uniform.."slacks and short sleeved shirts." Naval Officers can wear piss cutters with their khaki charlie ( slacks & shirt)uniforms. Seen them when I was in the naval reserves.

    Rick
    USMC
     
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    My understanding is that the whickerbill is on the rear wing of an indy car to slow the cars down by increasiing drag. They use different sizes. Nobody could come up with a scinetific term to use so they used that since it was so generic. Goatroper is a wanna-be(concrete) cowboy.
     
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