I'm gonna be kicking ass and taking names, and I ain't got no pencil! I had always been under the impression that "taking names" referred to collecting dogtags from fallen enemy troops post battle. I found it back to this US military publication: I don't think the two phrases kick ass, take names; shoot first, question later are related, but it seems the two have often been confused and combined. User "UnequivocallyAwesome" at Urban Dictionary claims it is a form of "Kick ass and ask questions later," which in turn is taken from "Shoot first, ask questions later," but UA has only this one entry and it has almost half as many downvotes as upvotes. Southern AE greatly modified by a 1st-generation Scottish-American mother, and growing up abroad.
All in the law enforcement community will automatically know they are greeting another policeman. Dec 19, That will just depend, of course, on how lightly the wayward deck apes and anchor-crankers tread during the next watch. Callithumpian Callithumpian I think the process is similar in all the armed services.
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You are so awesome at a task that people are lining up to take you on. It's related, but that question generated the above statement. The rupture point comes when a sailor persists in his infractions, or expresses his defiance a little to openly. The Marines are part of the Navy, of course, and their chief penalty for not fixing that embarrassing situation is, they are under Shore Patrol jurisdiction. As a "military brat" during my entire childhood, and one who has run afoul of the military police my share of times-- I can answer this one with authority. Thread starter Tanuki Start date Aug 7, The Northern Rockies.