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  • This isn't an aviation term, but relates to the military. Anybody who's been to bootcamp or had marching training will know the term. A group of men form up in lines ("fall-in")and are told to "taller-tap". If you're taller than the man standing in front of you, tap him on the shoulder and move ahead of him. Repeat until nobody needs to tap and move. In very short order the formation is height-graded and ready for further marching commands, e.g., "Ten-hut! Riot-hace! Dress-right-dress! Layeft hace! Fowad harch! Your left, your left, your left-riot-left. *sung in cadence*'Well I don't know but I've been told, Army grub is hard and cold. Sound off!' 'ONE! TWO!', hear it again 'THREE! FOUR!', one,two,three,four 'ONE!TWO!*pause*THREE-FOUR!!'"

    So there's your little glimpse into the harrowing experience of military bootcamp. Enjoy it and avoid it if you can...

    August 24, 2009