Finite, infinite, Kansas, Arkansas

Меня сегодня озадачили встреченные рядом в тексте слова finite и infinite, и я долго пыталась убедиться, что да, действительно, мы произносим ˈfaɪnaɪt, но ˈɪnfɪnət, и с этим можно жить.
А потом Martin Booze сказал, что это всё суета сует, ведь Kansas = ˈkænzəz, a Arkansas – ˈɑɹkənsɔ.
WHYY?? – возопим мы. “Pardon” – ответят они.

Army slang

Stupid O’ Clock (US) A US Army slang term that refers to any time very early in the morning

Unfuck (US Army, Marines) To bring something or someone into proper order and accord with SOP.

sniper check (Canada/US) A salute rendered to an officer in a field environment, where salutes are normally proscribed because they identify officers to the enemy.

Little Shitty Volkswagen (Canada) Derisive backronym for “LSVW”, which actually stands for “Light Support Vehicle, Wheeled”.

FUBAR: Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition (or Repair)

Percussive maintenance

Seagull manager – A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves.

Percussive maintenance – The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

Salmon day – The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.

SITCOM – Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage.