The unofficial bastardized Latin motto
of many organizations, particularly military units. "Semper
", of course is the Latin word for "always". "Gumbi" refers to Gumby, a TV character made of clay. Thus, Semper
Gumbi is translated as "Always Flexible."
G.I. Joe: "We were
supposed to go back home a month
ago but these Iraqis can't get their stuff together. Now we have to stay indefinitely."
G.I. Jack: "There's no use crying about it. Just suck it up and remember - Semper