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Entry from August 25, 2013
Ain’t Really Men Yet ("army” backronym)

"Ain’t/Aren’t Really Men Yet” is a backronym (back acronym) for the word “army.” “Ain’t Really Men Yet” was cited in print in December 2004.

Other backronyms for “army” include “Aren’t Ready for the Marines Yet” and “Airforce Rejected Me Yesterday.” “Uncle Sam Ain’t Released Me Yet” is a backronym for “U. S. Army.”

RonaldReagan.com Forums
Nick M
12-22-2004, 03:50 PM
He responded with Ain’t Ready for the Marines Yet. Now I’m getting text messages and I can’t remember any of the old comebacks. I know he’s sending them as he remembers them because they are far between. Anyone remember any of these.

This is purely friendly as we both respect each others service. We call people in the Navy squids and Air Force- zoomies. All in jest.

His last one was Ain’t Really Men Yet.

International Military Forums
September 24th, 2005
I would make a disparaging comment about how the ARMY Ain’t Really Men Yet...but I wont.

Jessica (atharrach) wrote,
2006-02-27 04:21:00
ARMY - Aren’t Really Men Yet

Joke - The battle of acronyms
by Army Man
May 05, 2008 02:09 PM EDT
Ain’t Ready to be a Marine Yet
Aint Really Men Yet
AF Rejected Me Yesterday
Uncle Sam Ain’t Released Me Yet (US Army)
Used, Screwed, And Released My Ass, Yep
Yes My Retarded Ass Signed Up (US Army Backwards)

U.S. Marines ‏
ARMY – Aren’t Ready for Marines Yet/Aren’t Really Men Yet, pejorative backronym used by other branches.
8:35 AM - 16 Apr 13

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