View Full Version : What is a click?
06-09-2000, 07:01 PM
Ever watch movies about the military? They always refer to a unit of linear measurement called a "click". I have been wondering about this since I was a kid, what the hell is a "click"?
06-09-2000, 07:06 PM
Ooh, ooh, I know this one.
Click = kilometer.
That's a kilometer. Saving syllables could save your life!
And it sounds a lot more macho.
06-09-2000, 07:08 PM
06-10-2000, 12:54 AM
a kilometer. How disappointing...
06-10-2000, 01:11 AM
and it's spelled "klick", BTW. Minor nitpick.
06-10-2000, 05:12 AM
When I was a Military Policeman in Germany (1988-1990) we could always tell the old-timers from their use of the word "klick". Most of us younger guys used the word "kay" for kilometer but I must admit that we did occasionally use "klick", most probably due to the more macho sound.
Give a bunch of 18-19 year old kids badges and guns and a certain level of machismo is pretty much unavoidable.
06-10-2000, 05:34 AM
"klick = macho"
that's why infantrymen use klick, cause ya can't spell wimp without a MP.
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