Future Ted reveals that when he and Robin were dating they had a private joke where they would salute whenever another person used a military rank before another in a sentence (an example being 'Major Payraise'), but since breaking up simply share awkward looks whenever someone does it. Later, over the dinner Bob used the phrase 'Major Buzzkill', causing Ted and Robin to salute without thinking. As everyone tidies up from the dinner Ted notes there's going to be a 'major clean-up' making everyone unknowingly salute. They end up wondering if they'll be doing it all the time, which Robin responds with it being the "general idea," making everyone salute again.
Ted and Robin are talking about their "private thing" and salute.
The gang talks about major baggage and Ted and Robin salute.
When Lily talks about Ted and Robin being platonic they salute several times.
Ted and Robin salute each other during Ted's goodbyes to the group, saying it's been a "major pleasure."
In a deleted scene Robin says to Ted that she doesn't have any major problems. As Ted walks out he turns to Robin and salute. 
Notes and Trivia
- It is interesting to note that Ted and Robin do a two-fingered salute which is only traditional in the Polish Army.
|Friends & Family||Robin Scherbatsky • Marshall Eriksen • Lily Aldrin • Barney Stinson • Alfred Mosby • Virginia Mosby • Heather Mosby • Stacy • Ted's kids • Tracy McConnell|
|Places||MacLaren's Pub • The Apartment • Wesleyan University • Gazzola's • Ted's house • Goliath National Bank • New GNB Headquarters • Ted's Architecture Class • Ted's Second apartment • Puzzles|
|Others||Yellow Umbrella • The Threeway Belt • Blue French Horn • Sensory Deprivator 5000 • Naked Lady Noise • Tuxedo Night • Tantrum • TurTurkeyKey • Intervention banner • Doctor X • Red Cowboy Boots • The Swords • Five Words • Mock Salutes • Classic Shmosby|
|Future Ted||Future Ted's euphemisms|
|Friends & Family||Barney Stinson • Ted Mosby • Lily Aldrin • Marshall Eriksen • • Robin Scherbatsky Sr. • Katie Scherbatsky • Genevieve Scherbatsky|
|Places||MacLaren's Pub • The Apartment • Robin's apartment • Hoser Hut • Metro News 1 • Come On, Get Up New York! • World Wide News|
|Others||Blue French Horn • Robin Sparkles • Let's Go to the Mall • Sandcastles in the Sand (song) • Space Teens • The Beaver Song • P.S. I Love You (song) • Intervention banner • Truth Voice • Sir Scratchewan • Mock Salutes • The Locket (object)|