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Subject:  Re: THIS IS WHY I LOVE THE ARMY Date:  3/6/2002  12:36 PM
Author:  Scheller Number:  12991 of 38647

gig n. [origin unknown]Slang - a demerit, esp. one assigned as punishment to military personnel

Perhaps A&M with it's strong military flavor is actually referring to this. The term in the Army usually refers to deficiencies, not the punishment as in: There are three gigs on the five-ton Sergeant.

Mike
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