This is a joke about “Barney Style.”
Do you understand?
Do you need me to break it down for you “Barney Style?”
Anyone who’s been in the Marine Corps for more than 3 months knows all about Barney Style. There’s not a whole lot to say about it, it’s simply one of many Marine Corps idioms that gets passed around within the culture.
I’ve always found the use of language in the Corps to be of interest. Marines separated by generations, will use the same inflections, terminologies and phrases across the globe. Good to go? These aren’t things you enter the Corps saying, either, they’re things you pick up once you’re inside. You can immediately tell if someone is a Marine the way they talk. I remember swearing to myself I would never use these sayings on the outside, but the next thing I knew I was telling someone “Fuck me, right? Don’t worry, I’m here for you.” with a knife-hand in their face.
Of course, over the course of many years, this culture of language will eventually take its toll on just about anyone.
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