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ParrotHead
07-27-2007, 11:57
With apologies to Bruce, since I really do like his movies:

Bruce
Willis
Ruins
All
Films

-PH

ScubaToys Larry
07-27-2007, 12:03
I had an instructor from England... and they just used BAR (as in pressure - not the drinking kind!)

BC
Air
Releases

ReefHound
07-27-2007, 12:11
I came up with a similar but more complete one for my club.

W eights
E xposure
T imer (computer)
B uoyancy device
A ir
R eview

unclepooty
07-27-2007, 12:17
B ring
W oman
R ipe
A nd
F irm

Vercingetorix
07-27-2007, 13:43
FUBAR. Used by military folks mostly.

Fouled
Up
Beyond
All
Repair

There's another word for the F word, but this is a family forum

ReefHound
07-27-2007, 14:15
If it's the PADI mnemonic you want, I like:

Because We Really Aren't Fish

FishFood
07-27-2007, 14:17
PADI:

Pay
Another
Dollar
In

CompuDude
07-27-2007, 14:22
PADI:

Put
Another
Dollar
In

Edit: LOL great minds think alike!

ScubaToys Larry
07-27-2007, 14:23
PADI:

Pay
Another
Dollar
In

I always thought that was:

Pay
And
Dive
Instantly

:smiley36:

CompuDude
07-27-2007, 14:24
I always thought that was:

Pay
And
Dive
Instantly

:smiley36:
I heard it that way too, only there was no "v"... LOL

FishFood
07-27-2007, 14:27
I heard it that way too, only there was no "v"... LOL


LOL! Most deffintley!

TxHockeyGuy
07-27-2007, 14:27
I always thought that was:

Pay
And
Dive
Instantly

:smiley36:

Is anyone else aware that the PADI phone number is 1-800-PAY-PADI?

It is really supposed to be 1-800-SAY-PADI, but S and P are the same on the phone. ;)

cummings66
07-27-2007, 14:33
Now that's funny. You're the first person to point that out to me. I'll never forget that.

ParrotHead
07-27-2007, 14:50
I was originally look for mnemonics for BWRAF, but I'm enjoying where the thread is going. ;)

Ajuva
07-27-2007, 19:16
E. xceedingly
N. auseating
G. entlemen
L. oudly
I. ndicating
S. uperiority
H. orse$#1t !!!!!

Cichlid
07-27-2007, 21:14
Muscles
Are
Required
Intelligence
Not
Essential

"Marine", heard from an Army guy of course!

thesmoothdome
07-27-2007, 22:05
Not
Another
Underwater
Incident

Just for the PADI slams :smiley20:, It's all good. I think NAUI is a great organization.

Jason
07-27-2007, 22:19
D ont hold your breath
E qualize early and often
A cend slowly
D on't panic

Joew
07-28-2007, 01:19
When I did OW it was

Blonde
Women
Really
Are
Fun

But now I use

Bangkok
Women
Really
Are
Fellas

ScubaToys Larry
07-28-2007, 02:53
I
Aint
No
Technical
Diver

TommyB
07-28-2007, 03:09
My Wifes Nickname-

SWMBO

She
Who
Must
Be
Obyed

silentstone7
07-29-2007, 06:36
I think that the textbook PADI version...
Begin
With
Review
And
Friend
...is a little awkward, but I'm too lazy to think of my own. I like "Because we really aren't fish." though...

Skinsfan1311
07-29-2007, 10:47
B = BC
W = Weights
R = Regulator
A = Air
F = Final check

cummings66
07-29-2007, 11:46
You changed the R.

tx.lakerat
07-30-2007, 08:45
B- Big
W-White
R- Rabbits
A- Are
F- Fluffy

georoc01
07-30-2007, 19:39
The two I learned from where
B - eer
W - ith
R - ibs
A - and
F - Fries

and

B - ig
W - omen
R - eally
A - re
F - un

But Blondes as pointed out above works as well.

ScubyDoo
07-31-2007, 19:50
B ig
W omen
R eally
A re
F un

TxScubaBear
07-31-2007, 19:51
B londe
W omen
R (are)
A lot of
F un

from Instructor....and me wife is blonde!!

ScubyDoo
07-31-2007, 19:52
Drat georoc01...I didnt see your post till after I posted mine...Sorry for the duplication.

DirtyWaterIL
07-31-2007, 23:10
bring
whiskey
rum
and
females

bullshark
08-02-2007, 20:29
U-ncle
S-am
A-int
R-eleased
M-e
Y-et


N-ever
A-gain
V-olenteer
Y-ourself

chinacat46
08-02-2007, 21:12
B eer
W hiskey
R um
A lcohol
F allover

ScubaCrash
08-02-2007, 22:19
This is what results when you throw together drunk firefighters with a drunk irish dive shop owner:

B utter
W ill
R educe
A nal
F riction

RECDiver
08-06-2007, 10:56
Itithwmbnd

thor
08-06-2007, 14:38
EMHO

Early Morning _ _ _ _ -On
We need that Men's section for me to explain the rest

RECDiver
08-06-2007, 20:47
If
This
Is
Thursday
We
Must
Be
Nite
Diving

reservecops
08-06-2007, 20:56
PADI:
Put
Another
Dollar
In
Slightly off topic, but ...

Boat owners know this one:

Break
Out
Another
Thousand

turtle_guy
08-10-2007, 01:49
Gentlemen
Only
Ladies
Forbidden

ParrotHead
08-10-2007, 08:03
What is "Itithwmbnd" used for? I'm not familiar with this one

WV Diver
08-10-2007, 08:17
When I did OW it was

Blonde
Women
Really
Are
Fun

But now I use

Bangkok
Women
Really
Are
Fellas
There are some really good ones here that are new to me. In regards to this one I have always heard it

Busty
Women
Really
ARE
Fun

Spinner
08-10-2007, 09:12
P ay
A nother
D ive
I nstructor

mwhities
08-10-2007, 11:16
I
Aint
No
Technical
Diver

Doh! I might be taking a class through them! ;)

Michael

3rdEye
08-10-2007, 11:42
Burger
With
Relish
And
Fries

tywenglar
08-10-2007, 11:46
FUBAR. Used by military folks mostly.

Fouled
Up
Beyond
All
Repair

There's another word for the F word, but this is a family forum

FUBAR is the second step after SNAFU. Things typically go from SNAFU to FUBAR although there are still degrees of FUBAR.

Situation
Normal
All
Fouled
Up

As stated above for the F....

ScubaCrash
08-10-2007, 13:07
FUBAR. Used by military folks mostly.

Fouled
Up
Beyond
All
Repair

There's another word for the F word, but this is a family forum

FUBAR is the second step after SNAFU. Things typically go from SNAFU to FUBAR although there are still degrees of FUBAR.

Situation
Normal
All
Fouled
Up

As stated above for the F....
'
and don't forget the in-between step from SNAFU to FUBAR, TARFU, which is:

Things
Are
Really
Fouled
Up

ParrotHead
08-10-2007, 13:35
The two forms of forgetfulness:

CRS - Can't Remember Sh!t

and if it gets worse:

CRAFT - Can't Remember a F*ing Thing

reeldive
01-05-2008, 10:08
From my AOW instructor "Fred"

B ig
W omen
R un
A fter
F red

robjoubert
01-05-2008, 10:24
Burger
With
Relish
And
Fries

I am in Southern California - this is the one that I remember the easist!!! :smilie39:

divingbuddy
01-05-2008, 12:37
My favourites for BWRAF include:

- Big Women Really Are Fun
- Burgers With Relish and Fries
- Blue Whales Rule All Fish
- Big White Rabbits Are Fluffy

Just my two cents...Cheers!

navyhmc
01-05-2008, 13:02
FUBAR. Used by military folks mostly.

Fouled
Up
Beyond
All
Repair

There's another word for the F word, but this is a family forum

You forgot what is usually said right after someone brings FUBAR into the equation: FIDO

Frick
It
And
Drive
On

:smilie39::smilie39::smilie39:

danielh03
01-05-2008, 19:15
Retire
Army
Personal
Early

whse56
01-05-2008, 21:20
Got to go with an oldy but a goody, one to dive by
K--keep
I--it
S--simple
S--stupid

Tom A
01-05-2008, 21:56
No One Kick Ass Without Tanker Gas NWKAWTG from the KC 135 World

Tom A
01-05-2008, 21:57
No One Kick Ass Without Tanker Gas NOKAWTG from the KC 135 World

Duckydiver
01-06-2008, 13:32
BFD
Big "Friken" Deal

For some reason I use this all of the Time

MConnelly2
01-08-2008, 19:02
FUBAR. Used by military folks mostly.

Fouled
Up
Beyond
All
Repair

There's another word for the F word, but this is a family forum

FUBAR is the second step after SNAFU. Things typically go from SNAFU to FUBAR although there are still degrees of FUBAR.

Situation
Normal
All
Fouled
Up

As stated above for the F....
'
and don't forget the in-between step from SNAFU to FUBAR, TARFU, which is:

Things
Are
Really
Fouled
Up


Don't forget FIGMO - #### It, Got My Orders; or DILLIGAF - Does It Look Like I Give, well, you can fill in the rest.

Couple others, but a little too over the line for this civilized forum. And one for the proper steps for tuning an AN/SPS-69 RADAR, the letters stood for Brilliance, Gain, Tune, Sea Clutter, Rain Clutter, forget what the 'L' was, but it had to do with Big Girls and Sagging Real Low.

thecheeseman
02-13-2008, 17:15
I.....Interphase
Pee....Prophase
Mainly......metaphase
After.....Anaphase
Tea....Telephase

That's my favorite-the steps for when cells multiply, haha!

ScottW
02-14-2008, 10:42
Boys
Will
Run
After
Females

Some
Come
Up
Barely
Alive

Need (Normal Ascent)
Another (Alternate Air Source Ascent)
Corona (CESA)
Buddy (Buddy Breathe Ascent)
Boy (Buoyant Ascent)

emcbride81
02-19-2008, 21:11
But now I use

Bangkok
Women
Really
Are
Fellas

not sure if i want to know why exactly.....:smiley36:

Hollywood703
02-25-2008, 19:26
But now I use

Bangkok
Women
Really
Are
Fellas

not sure if i want to know why exactly.....:smiley36:

and he told me (how i know that is )

Bangkok
Women
Really
Arent
Free

Kingpatzer
02-26-2008, 09:11
For the military, we all know that NAVY means:

Never
Again
Volunteer
Yourself

What many don't realize is that the Army decided that they wanted a mnemonic as well, but being dislexic they kind of got it backwards:

Yes,
My
Retarted
As$
Signed
Up

mitchy
03-01-2008, 09:56
I have nothing to add, other than I laughed my a$$ off the last seven pages and can't wait to use a few off these.

Scuba Diver Girls
10-04-2009, 13:22
I have changed BWRAF to BWARF it sounds more like barf and I never forget it. LOL

navyhmc
10-04-2009, 15:17
For the military, we all know that NAVY means:

Never
Again
Volunteer
Yourself

What many don't realize is that the Army decided that they wanted a mnemonic as well, but being dislexic they kind of got it backwards:

Yes,
My
Retarted
As$
Signed
Up

Actually:
Uncle
Sam
Ain't
Released
Me
Yet

USMC

Uncle
Sam's
Misguided
Children


We all know TGIF...Thank God It's Friday, But what about POETS Day?

Piss
On
Everything
Tomorrow's
Saturday!

Vercingetorix
10-04-2009, 15:53
We all know TGIF...Thank God It's Friday, But what about POETS Day?

Piss
On
Everything
Tomorrow's
Saturday!Thank you!!!!

Haven't seen that since 1981 at my first unit. Every now and then, at the end of a tough week, one of us would declare a POETS day. Since I was a brown bar (and unit comander), I had to respect the experience and expertise of my E-7s in these matters. So, we would immediately redeploy to our Emergency FOB (read: bar) to consider further action.

rmkrause
10-04-2009, 17:04
Another one from my OW instructor:

Breathing
Water
Really
Aint
Fun

mitsuguy
10-04-2009, 17:15
Another one from my OW instructor:

Breathing
Water
Really
Aint
Fun


which I might add she stole from me!

then I'll add another:

beans
with
rice
and
fish

Noob
10-04-2009, 18:56
Well, This is the one my, as another member put it. "sick puppy" mind came up with because I couldnt remember it.

Big
women
really
are
fat

DivingCRNA
10-04-2009, 19:05
Being
Wary
Reduces
All
Failures

DMWiz
10-04-2009, 21:03
Barry
White
Rocks
All
Females

Is how I remember it!

Daved
10-04-2009, 21:07
Dilligaf
d--Do
i-- I
l-- Look
l-- Like
i-- I
G--Give
a--A
F--Frig

Tekdivr
10-04-2009, 21:27
This is what results when you throw together drunk firefighters with a drunk irish dive shop owner:

B utter
W ill
R educe
A nal
F riction

This one, from a previous post with the above description, really kinda freaks me out. However, it did make me crack up and I will probably never forget it!:smilie39:
With that said:
B ig
W illies
R egularly
A ttract
W omen

clavicl3
10-05-2009, 04:17
Breathing
Water
Really
Ain't
Fun

From my open water instructor.

Blue_Water
10-05-2009, 17:46
B efore
W ank#$^
R econsider
A
F ^&(

Donkey
10-05-2009, 19:18
I have got a few:

Burgers With Relish And Fries

Bring Weed Rizla And Fags (sorry I'm from Holland)

Big Willies Relief Anal Frustration

Blond Women Require Anal Fisting

And last but not least my own creation:

Barry White Rythms Are Funky

clavicl3
10-05-2009, 20:55
Blond Women Require Anal Fisting





ROFL.

Tekdivr
10-05-2009, 21:45
B ong
W ater
R eally
A ffects
F riends

Public service announcement: Don't drink the bong water!!:smiley36:

Okc_diver
10-05-2009, 23:15
Get
Out of
My
Emergency
Room

from a ER friend of mine.

navyhmc
10-06-2009, 01:07
Well, if you want to get into medical abbreviations:

CTD: Circling The Drain
FTD: Fixin' To Die
TSTL: Too Stupid To Live-usually those who were heard saying "Here, hold my beer and watch this" just before 911 was called.
-t2t: Negative Tooth to Tattoo Ratio.

Smashee
10-06-2009, 01:28
Well, if you want to get into medical abbreviations:


One from the ICU...

C.F. Bundy (Not a Dr. but a diagnosis)

Completely
F***ed
But
Unfortunately
Not
Dead
Yet

Lulubelle
10-06-2009, 01:34
Get
Out of
My
Emergency
Room

from a ER friend of mine.


Well, if you want to get into medical abbreviations:

CTD: Circling The Drain
FTD: Fixin' To Die
TSTL: Too Stupid To Live-usually those who were heard saying "Here, hold my beer and watch this" just before 911 was called.
-t2t: Negative Tooth to Tattoo Ratio.



Well, if you want to get into medical abbreviations:


One from the ICU...

C.F. Bundy (Not a Dr. but a diagnosis)

Completely
F***ed
But
Unfortunately
Not
Dead
Yet

Bummer, can't share any of mine, I worked in pediatrics.