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Coast Guard Lingo

When my husband joined the Coast Guard, I knew there would be some adjustments. Not only did I have to get accustomed to his short haircut, but also to his new sailor lingo. I eventually got used to him saying aye instead of yes, but nothing prepared me for the night when I was seven months pregnant and trying to roll over in bed.

In his sleep, with a very military-sounding voice, my husband shouted at the top of his lungs, "She's comin' on the port side!"

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