Guard Slang

What are they saying? It's like a whole other language!

AIR-FLAGGING IT - when you do your routine minus the flags or other props, just the movement, an imaginary flag/rifle/sabre, whatever. Usually done at practices
BAND GEEK- one who lives in the band room, is obsessed w/ band, and is crazy
BOLT- metal in the top of a crutch tip that weights the flag
BOOB TWIRLER-someone who dose drop spins up high at their chest
BRAIN FART- Any mistake made by a member of the guard
BRAIN SUCKING- when a guard member does not know the works and she watches others to do the work
BUS MACKING- the extreme flirting that goes on riding home after a great competition.
BUTT- the rubber at the bottom of the pole
BUZZ KILL- when you expect a great guard show, and it turns out they suck
CAR WASH- when flag work is totally not together and it looks like you can drive your car through it
CATTLE GUARD- derogatory term for the guardCG's - Short for colorguard
CHICKEN WALK- jazz runs
CLAM-A MISTAKE- someone who is making alot of mistakes is said to be eating clam chowder.
COLOR-G - Short for Color-Guard
COME NAKED- Don't come in uniform
CONCUSSION- Percusssion
COP-A-SQUAT- For one to squat down and take a knee during practice
CORN COB- someone who walks like they march, even when football season is over CORNDOG- when the flag gets stuck over the end of the pole. AKA a sail
DIAG- diangnol; it's mostly used during marching season
DIVA - a person who can utilize ANY piece of equipment and use their body as well to make it look like an effortless thing
DOUBLE TIME- spins where you do down flat, up flat...
DO IT UP-To do well, kick ass
DOUGHGIRL- name given to one who is gasping for air after warm up or stretching
DRILL- 1.)Usually the routine 2.)Also could be a warm up 3.)Or a set in a song.
DRILL DOWN- When all the guard members line up...Close their eyes...And run through the routines...If someone messes up...The instructor/captain/whoever...calls their name...and they sit down...Who ever is left gets to sit and watch the rest of the drill down until no one is left.
DROP SPINS- the fundamentals to work, up and down spins
DUMMERS- term used about the drummers
DUM-DUMS-- same as dummers
DOWN SYNDROME- when you sit down for a long time and can't get back up
ELVIRA- the one guard senior that always yells at you
FAKE IT- to look like you know the work, while trying to remember drill at the same time FISH- when a saber wobbles in the air
FLAG FEATURE- intense, unison flag work together.. no solos
FLAGLINGS - New recruits to the colorguard (otherwise known as "newbies")
FLAGGOT- nickname for the guard, a member of the band who wants to secretly join guard, and can do the work better than us.
FLASH FLOOD- what happens when a weapon can't hold back, and the entire work gets watered down.
FROSH- freshmen
FUNDIES- fundamentals
HELICOPTER- parallel toss above the head
KANGAROO- a person who bounces, or jumps while jazz running
LACKADAISICAL- unfocused, zoned out
'LANGLE - to remind each other to keep your heads up! (at an 'L' angle if you put your fingers in an 'L' shape and hold it up to your chin)
LET'S DO IT ONE MO' GIN- another good run through
LIL DRUMMER BOY- the "pimp" snare player who tries to get with every person in guard... even the new ones on the first day
LOLLIGAGGING-guard members (or band) that justs isn't giving their full 100% during practice....talking or not rolling feet...etc...
MARIONETTE- the drum major who is a puppet for the band while the drummers and guard really keep the band together
PARK AND BLOW (PARK AND BARK)- the part in the show where you just stand there and spin, no marching
PEGGY SPINS- double time spins except you grab over and under instead of flat
RETARDED HAND- When the hand is inverted
RIFLE SQUAT- to sit down and lean on the butt of the rifle
RIPPLE- when something isn't together but is suppose to be
ROOKIES- people new to the guard experience
SAIL- When the silk of the flag wraps itself around the pole no longer exposing it
SHUT ER DOWN- to end practice
SILK- the flag
SPANK- used any time you beat a rival guard by a large amount or perform very well, sort of a "oh yeah, how you like that" term
SPACEBURGER- when your hands are positioned to look as if you are holding a "spaceburger" while jazz running/walking, marching, etc
SPACETTE- the girl who leaves a huge hole between them and the next person and never fixes it
SPEED SPINS-Double time (down, parallel, up, parallel)
STIR THE SOUP aka BETTY CROCKER)- like a crazy 8 (front 45, back 45, cross over, shoulder hip) STOPPER- The rubber end of a pole...holds the bolt in place.
TAKING A WALK IN THE MALL- any guard member that is not rolling feet...looking like their walking in the mall...
TRAINWRECK- when the guard as a whole screws up, causing the entire visual and GE scores to go down
URINATION VACATION- when someone goes to pee and never reterns
VETRANS- have marched both fall and winter and know what they're doing
WALDO- the person who wanders off and nobody can find him
WONDER GIRL- the new guard girl who totally blows you away. can toss a 6,. and gets captain her first year


  1. The Asian Potter- the weirdest asian (or not Asian) guard member (that acts like harry potter and pretends to fly on the pole...)

    Emo boy- the unique and only boy in guard.

    Guard Neanderthals- The guard members that decide to take flags and run around school parking lot yelling instead of practicing

    (The) pole dancers- the guard members that do more dancing than flag work during a performance

    "munchkins" or "children"- The coaches nickname for the guard members

    "mother" or "Igor"- referring to the coach (usually if female.....)

    (the) chinese dragon- aka Ripple

  2. (the)skank hand- aka RETARDED HAND- When the hand is inverted