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Word For Being Out of Place

An anachronism is something that’s placed in the wrong time period, like a Roman soldier wearing Birkenstocks. But what’s the word for if someone or something is literally out of place geographically speaking? You can use the word...

locked up

locked up  adj.— «Having survived the “Aladdin” test, Pvt. Kyle Brower, 18 years old and just a few months removed from civilian life, was able to stand still and stare into the middle distance during his first dignified...

Great Scott!

Great Scott! You’ve heard the expression. But who was Scott and why was he so great? Or was he an impressive Scotsman? Martha and Grant can’t say for sure, although the evidence points toward a Civil War soldier who happened to go by...

sharking

sharking  n.— «Soldiers let each of the drivers go but snapped their pictures and collected information which will be used later to determine if any of the Afghan were involved in what soldiers call “sharking.” “The...

paper boarding

paper boarding  n.— «Under the current policy, after 48 months of service E-4s serving in military specialties with shortages are automatically placed on a promotions list. Although a soldier’s name can be removed by his or her commander...

shaky Pete syndrome

shaky Pete syndrome  n.— «Frank said that also cigarettes were used in place of marijuana at times because they too calmed the men down from the reality that faced them each day. Even with these so-called “stabilities,” some...