Saturday, October 29, 2011

Confusing the airmen

Seen at the 2011 Air Show at Randolph AFB:

You can expect compliance, once you've explained exactly what "fod" is and why it shouldn't go in the urinal.


HeywoodFloyd said...

May be a reference to "Foreign Object Damage" caused by loose articles in an aircraft. Anything that doesn't belong and can move is referred to as "FOD".

Albatross said...

Hm. I did not know that. That makes a certain amount of sense, because I know how fond the military is of initialisms, acronyms, and abbreviations crushed together until they form new words. I can see that.

Of course, a misspelling of "food" makes a bit of sense, too, which is what I thought it was at first.

Anyone else want to weigh in on what it is our brave airmen shouldn't be sticking in the urinal?