WTf is oscar mike????

#1 Posted by Raven9686 (58 posts) -

What does it mean? Where does it come from?? Also what is danger close???    
#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Means " On the move" 

#3 Posted by MattyFTM (14432 posts) -

It's the phonetic alphabet for "OM", which stands for "On the Move".

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#4 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

"Danger close" means that friendly explosions/fire/air support are close to your area, if I'm not mistaken.

#6 Posted by Rinkalicous (1340 posts) -

Danger Close is the area around an explosion that is, well, Dangerously Close. Anyone in Danger Close is at risk of getting exploded, or at least hurt by falling buildings etc.

#7 Edited by FireBurger (1479 posts) -

Danger close is indirect fire (mortars/artillery/bombs) that is called in within such a radius that it poses a danger to friendly forces.

#8 Posted by Thoseposers (791 posts) -

can anyone tell me why the term "Oscar Mike" got so popular?

#9 Posted by xMP44x (2193 posts) -
@thoseposers said:
" can anyone tell me why the term "Oscar Mike" got so popular? "
It appeared frequently during MW2, and due to the fact that the game is a massive release it reached prominence, I think.
#10 Posted by Daveyo520 (7000 posts) -
@thoseposers: Modern Warfare 2, Jeff saying it a lot, and a t-shirt.
#11 Posted by DukeTogo (1504 posts) -

Because some people played Modern Warfare 2.

#12 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -
@thoseposers said:
" can anyone tell me why the term "Oscar Mike" got so popular? "
Because RAMIREZ!
#13 Posted by bartok (2582 posts) -

It was named after Oscar the Grouch whose full name is Oscar Michael Goldblum. Oh and yes his younger brother is beloved actor Jeff Goldblum.

#14 Posted by Mowgers (388 posts) -
@thoseposers said:
" can anyone tell me why the term "Oscar Mike" got so popular? "
MW2, but also Generation Kill, which is probably why MW2 had people declaring the Oscar Mike-ness of everything.
 
Bravo 2, Oscar Mike!
Enemy foot mobile, Oscar Mike!
This ham sandwich, Oscar Mike! *omm nom nom nom*
#15 Edited by PNut_Buttr_Panda (486 posts) -
@Raven9686: 
its army jargon for "on the move". its really not used that often in reality but the video games industry discovered it from the film generation kill and have been over using it ever since.
#16 Posted by Grilledcheez (3957 posts) -

Oscar...like Oscar Mayer hot dogs 
Mike...like Mike's hard lemonade 
 
It's when you want a hot dog and a Mike's hard lemonade

#17 Posted by Empirepaintball (1397 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man:
Amen!
#18 Posted by AlwaysAngry (2866 posts) -

Both "on the move" and "on mission." Same thing, really. And danger close is when danger is, get this, fucking close.

#19 Posted by Ferginator4k (738 posts) -

I belive it means, on the move

#20 Posted by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

It means get in the kitchen and make me a sandwich.

#21 Posted by audiosnag (1582 posts) -

I like SNAFU. I saw a kids book once called The Swine Snafu and i thought "hmmm..i wonder if that author knows what snafu stands for" 
I'm guessing no.

#22 Posted by LordElkDeer (43 posts) -
  :D
#23 Posted by ClaritySam (613 posts) -

I love how most people just read the original post and then give the same answer as all the guys above them :-)

#24 Posted by SPACETURTLE (1622 posts) -

I always thought it meant "moving out", but that and "on the move" pretty much goes for the same thang, right?

#25 Posted by ClaritySam (613 posts) -

Screw Oscar Mike, and Snafu!  Its all about FUBAR!

#26 Edited by Ocean_H (290 posts) -

Generation Kill (2008)
 
- F.N.G. (Fucking New Guy)
- Oscar Mike (On the Move)
- Stay Frosty
- Fight at a bridge
- Filming combat
- Close Quarters Battle in vehicles
 
  

    

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