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Friday, December 24, 2004

Wild Blue Geek Speak 

When computer geeks get together, the conversation often devolves into a barely intelligible (to non-techies, anyway) babbling of jargon and acronyms. This is often referred to as "Neeping". I once stated that people in other technical fields do the same, the only difference being the jargon. Thus was born "car neeping", "camera neeping", "gun neeping", etc. This site is full of the terms used during "airplane neeping." It's a more than somewhat slanted to modern naval aviation (considering the source, I'm not surprised), but still a fairly complete dictionary of aviator slang and jargon. Just the place to go if you want to know the difference between a "bogey' and a "bandit."

Aviator's Slang
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