“That’s a term for when you’re calling for air extract, like with helicopters,” says Adam Dillon, a staff sergeant in the US Army. “You throw out a smoke grenade and they vector in on it for extraction from a hot area.”
Say “let’s pop smoke” around veterans and we know exactly what you mean: It’s time to get the hell out of here. But if I say that in the newsroom here, I get blank, bewildered stares.
I can think of a few more than seven.
Actually, when I left the Army, one of the real challenges in working in the civilian world was learning to speak English, not gruntish.