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Subject:  Re: THIS IS WHY I LOVE THE ARMY Date:  3/6/2002  9:40 AM
Author:  aegamemnon Number:  12989 of 38647

Gig Em,

Does this refer to Floundering, on the coast, gigging them under the light of a Coleman lamp, walking around at low tide, hoping not to step on a Stingray barb.

Tigerman, it was inappropriates to have used unfamiliar terms in this public forum without offering explanation to the rest of the community. I hope the following explanation will clear up any confusion.


1. a contraction of the phrase to "gig them" as with a barbed fork, them referring to frogs, flounder, and other creatures inhabiting shallow water.

2. Also a greeting or parting word (usually accompanied by a 'thumbs up' gesture) commonly exchanged between students and former students of the Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas. Exact origin is unknown but the meaning is understood to be the polar opposite of the quaint admonishment exchanged between students of the Austin community college of ultra-liberal arts to 'hook them with horns (of a neutered bovine).'

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