Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

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

  • 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
    A GOOFY, selfie-loving Russian soldier might have supplied the best proof yet of Moscow ... 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 ...
    07/31/2014 - 5:23 pm | View Link
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Did This Russian Soldier Help Shoot Down Plane?
    Was the Russian soldier in these photos, 24-year-old Alexander Sotkin, somehow involved in shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on ... the term “Buk” is also Russian slang for a laptop computer, so it is possible that ...
    07/31/2014 - 5:16 pm | 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
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  • Appendix:Glossary of British military slang and expressions
    Numerals 7 p's Prior Planning and Preparation Prevents a Piss Poor Performance A ablutions Toilet and / or bathroom for airmen (RAF slang). ally, allie, ali
    10/15/2017 - 10:50 am | View Website
  • British Military Slang — JOSEF BLACK
    British Military Slang. A comprehensive list of slang and abbreviations used by the British Forces including regimental nicknames, acronyms and insults. The list has ...
    10/15/2017 - 1:32 am | View Website
    US ARMY SLANG: ACRONYMS AND TERMS C AWR - (Alpha Whiskey Romeo) Allah's Waiting Room. When engaged, insurgents have a tendency to flee to the same building (the AWR ...
    10/14/2017 - 5:54 pm | View Website
  • Terms used in Military Slang
    Military slang, or informal military terms, are colloquial terms used commonly by military personnel - often as abbreviations or derivations of the NATO Phonetic ...
    10/14/2017 - 10:16 am | View Website
  • Glossary of Military Terms & Slang |
    The U.S. military is brimming with terms many civilians find cryptic, so we've decided to draft a handy guide just for you.
    10/12/2017 - 2:14 pm | View Website
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