Forrest: Now they told us that Vietnam was going to be very different from the Untied States of America. Except for all the beer cans and the barbecue, it was.
Bubba: I bet there’s shrimp all in these waters. They tell me these Vietnams is good shrimp. After we win this war, and we take over something, we can get American shrimpers to come out and shrimp these waters. Just shrimp all the time, man. So much shrimp...
Dan: You must be my FNGs.
Gump and Bubba: Morning, Sir! (saluting Dan)
Dan: Get your hands down. Do not salute me. There are goddam snipers all around this area who would love to grease an officer. I’m Lieutenant Dan Tayler. Welcome to 4th Platoon. What’s wrong with your lip?
Bubba: I was born with big gums, sir.
Gump and Bubba: Alabama, sir!
Dan: You twins?
Gump: No, we are not relations, sir.
Dan: Look, it’s pretty basic here. Stick with me, and you learn from the guys who have been in country for a while. You’ll be all right. There is one item of GI gear that can be the difference between a live grunt and dead grunt, socks. Cushion sole, OD green. Try and keep your feet dry. When we’re out humpin’ I want you boys to remember to change your socks whenever we stop. The Mekong will eat a grunt’s feet right off his legs.
Supply officer: Seargent Sams.
Dan: Goddamnit! Where is that sling rope I told you to order?
Supply officer: I put in the requisition at battalion.
Dan: Yeah, yeah well you call those sons-of-bitches.
Gump: Lieutenant Dan sure knew his stuff. I felt real lucky he was my lieutenant. He was from a long, great, military tradition. Somebody in his family had fought, and died, in every single American war.
Dan: Goddamit, kick some ass!
tuck in: 收进去，掖进去
GI: general infantry，美国兵，尤指步兵
OD green: olive drab green 橄榄绿
I was born with big gums, sir.
“be born with”是“先天，天生”的意思。
1. Jenny was born with angel’s voice.
请大家注意 born 的其他用法：
2. Joe was born into a wealthy family.
3. That poor little creature was born deaf.
4. He was born leader/teacher/pianist.
5. That’s Joe, being born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
*What’s wrong with your lip?
发现有任何不对的地方或者想表示反对意见，你都可以用“What’s wrong with…”这个句型。
1. --What’s wrong with this telephone? There is no sound when I pick it up.
--There is nothing wrong with it. We just forgot to plug it in.
2. What’s wrong with eating meat? I think it’s quite natural.
3. --What’s wrong? You seem to be worried. --Nothing serious.