Re: The "Jo Trick" and Similar Exercises
Jory, I'm an old Okie myself. I understood immediately, even though I had to cheat by living in Paris for three years and overcoming my Okie limitations by learning the lingo.
I hope your Okieness dosen't rub off on the folks in Yokosuka too much. It didn't do too much harm when I was there. The culture most likely won't shudder to a halt while everyone starts rooting for OU or OSU.
Big hint.... learn as much of the lingo, writing as well, while you're there.