Needed a crescent wrench. Told a guy to go get a Metric adjustable.
When he finally brought me a crescent I told him it wouldn't fit. It needed to be metric
If you've ever worked around a crew tying rebar, you'll hear them saying "endo" when laying out bars. "give me some endo" & "take some endo". They sent apprentice to get a "half a box of endos". It went all the way to the project superintendant who was the only other guy who didn't know it was a joke. He actually called suppliers looking for some endo's:
Buddy of mine from work just got out of Army a few months ago told me the one about sending a new private to look for a PRC-E7 (prick E-7)