Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

U.S. troops create a language all their own, filled with black humor, cultural references and occasional crudity

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    ... may turn out to be, we still get an American soldier back if he’s ... the president actually knew the origin of this sexual slang term is ...
    07/3/2014 - 1:12 pm | View Link
  • On the road with heroin smugglers - Mail & Guardian Online
    Swahili for flour Unga, Swahili for flour, street slang for heroin. ... the border fence, and we hadn’t gone 50 when a soldier returning to base
    07/3/2014 - 6:16 am | View Link
  • Grief, grit and humour – Enduring War opens at the British Library ... - British Library
    ... of No Man’s Land , a dictionary of First World War slang, and audio CD ... Malouf, illustrated by Eri Griffin, £29.95 The Good Soldier by ...
    06/27/2014 - 10:37 am | View Link
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  • NZ soldier's story an engaging read
    Short opening paragraphs set the scene. The photographs are good. The back matter provides information on slang, army terminology and people mentioned. Awa Press has also done a good job of typesetting and design, making it easy and pleasant to read.
    07/19/2014 - 1:00 am | View Link
  • Unprecedented IDF Protest over Soldier's Punishment
    he received two photographs from IDF soldiers who expressed identification with the Nahal soldier by holding signs that said “I stand with the Nahlawi” (“Nahlawi” is military slang for Nahal soldier). Once he uploaded the pictures to the site's ...
    04/30/2014 - 6:37 am | View Link
  • Dispute Over Leave Agitated Ft. Hood Soldier Before Shooting
    On Feb. 27, he posted a photo of what appeared to be a handgun with the comment “Plaka, plaka, plaka, plaka...,” Puerto Rican slang that means “Bang, bang, bang, bang...” His posts in November showed him struggling with the death of his mother ...
    04/4/2014 - 9:57 am | View Link
  • Wearing her heart on her thigh: Lee Rigby's fiancee has giant tattoo of the dead soldier inked onto her leg which includes his face, an English rose and several St George's flags
    Several of the friends had the word 'haboom' - a slang term frequently used by the soldier - inked on their arms or legs. Two British Muslim converts, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, were convicted of Fusilier Rigby's murder last week following a ...
    12/23/2013 - 4:01 am | View Link
  • Wounded British soldier asks for 'boob flash' to help relieve the pain
    Reportedly, Pvt. Tomkins refused the stimulating request of her fellow "Squaddie" (British slang for any given soldier), but her actions on-scene saved his life, thusly ensuring she was awarded a Mention in Despatches bravery award for her conduct in ...
    03/23/2013 - 3:07 am | View Link
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  • Military Slang/Jargon
    Military Dictionary. This page is more slang than dictionary, meaning that words and phrases that do not appear in the DOD dictionary appear here.
    07/19/2014 - 2:12 pm | View Website
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    Back in the Rack - got get back into bed. A soldier should never go to work as long as he has the strength to lie in bed.
    07/19/2014 - 11:13 am | View Website
  • Glossary of Military Terms & Slang | Military.com
    If you have a favorite piece of jargon or want to suggest a correction, let us know in the comments below. The U.S. military uses many unique items and concepts that ...
    07/19/2014 - 5:37 am | View Website
  • Glossary of Military Terms & Slang from the Vietnam War D-J
    Glossary of Military Terms & Slang from the Vietnam War D-J. This text, made available by the Sixties Project, is copyright (c) 1996 by Viet Nam Generation, Inc., or ...
    07/18/2014 - 11:46 pm | View Website
  • Category:Military slang and jargon
    Pages in category "Military slang and jargon" The following 72 pages are in this category, out of 72 total. This list may not reflect recent changes . * ...
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