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Old 10-28-05, 03:06 PM
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Military talk: Click

What in blue blazes do those guys mean, "this guy is 2 clicks ahead" ?>!?!?
Old 10-28-05, 03:08 PM
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klick = km
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Im pretty sure it's short for kilmoeter
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Of course if you're talking to sniper a click could mean something completely different (there generally I believe it's the actual number of clicks on the thumbwheels when setting the scope)... it's all about context


"official site" http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/doddict/ (which actually doesn't list klick though )

Another site (that does) http://hometown.aol.com/usmilbrats/glossary/

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Yeah, klicks are kilometers. Don't even get me started on mils.
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It's a racial slur for those who speak the African Khoisan languages. These tribes were found to be spaced 987 meters apart along primary travel paths throughout huge regions of the "Dark Continent," giving invading armies an easy method of determining distance of other squadrons based on how many "clicks" they had travelled. Given that 987 meters is close to 1km, it has also been used as a reference to the kilometer, though a modern day soldier communicating with a colonial invader might find themselves several meters out of position.
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I was trying to think of something like that but it certainly would have paled in comparison

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