Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

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

  • An Afghan Year: My Road from Soldier to Socialism
    He gleefully told the story of how the operator (military slang for special-operations soldier) killed a kid (yes, he said kid) who tried to run away from the operator on that moped. The operator left his body there for his parents to find, and kept the ...
    12/10/2017 - 1:39 pm | View Link
  • A Japanese imperial soldier's crusade against war
    Related: Is Japan's grief over WWII aggression profound enough? Totsugeki-ichiban was the slang for a condom. Perhaps tellingly, for an army accused of systematic abuse of Asian women, it translates as "attack number one" or "attack champion". Inokuma ...
    08/15/2015 - 1:07 am | View Link
  • Moment soldier comes home from war to find his wife with another man
    Whoops. Dept of “Jody” is lucky he’s alive.’ A Jody is supposed to be American army slang for a soldier or veteran who sleeps with another soldier or veteran’s wife or partner. The video starts with the soldier walking in to his house while his ...
    08/1/2015 - 5:26 am | View Link
  • Russian soldier Alexander Sotkin posts Instagram selfies that may link Russian military to Ukraine
    However, the word ‘buk’ is also a Russian slang term for a laptop, which accompanied with the computer emoji means he could have just been working away on his computer. The Kremlin has steadfastly denied any role in the downing of Flight MH17 or ...
    07/31/2014 - 5:23 pm | View Link
  • Reprimand of soldier caught in video clash with Palestinians triggers outcry from other troops
    A Facebook page with the theme "I stand with David HaNahlawi" — slang for someone from the Nahal Infantry Brigade — scored almost 130,000 likes. Boaz Golan, who runs a news website, said a Facebook page linked to his site received thousands of photos ...
    05/4/2014 - 4:02 pm | View Link
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  • Urban Dictionary: soldier
    a soldier is someone who fights for their country and in what they believe. even if it means death.
    12/4/2017 - 6:21 am | View Website
  • 21 Slang Terms From World War I | Mental Floss
    21 Slang Terms From World War I. BY Paul Anthony Jones. ... but the rich mixture of soldiers’ dialects, ... However its use in military slang to refer to wounds, ...
    12/3/2017 - 8:27 pm | View Website
  • Military slang
    Military slang is an array of colloquial terminology used commonly by military personnel, including slang which is unique to or originates with the armed forces.
    12/2/2017 - 11:05 pm | View Website
  • Top 50 military slang words and phrases
    Top 50 military slang words and phrases ... (US) A soldier with a medical condition that would hinder the soldier's ability to perform certain tasks; ...
    12/2/2017 - 8:53 am | View Website
  • Soldier's slang glossary | The Australian War Memorial
    A list of slang terms used in Bert's letter to help you understand what he means.
    11/27/2017 - 12:45 am | View Website
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