Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

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

  • Instagram selfies suggest Russia sent troops into Ukraine - Digital Spy
    However, a number of internet users have claimed that "buk" is merely Russian slang for laptop, pointing out that the soldier used an emoji of...
    08/1/2014 - 3:17 pm | View Link
  • Widow of Fallen Soldier Gives Birth: ‘It’s Sad That Danny ... -
    Israeli mother of four, wife of fallen IDF soldier Baynesain (Danny ... at 04:00 am, in order to ‘open the path,’” army slang for sweeping a
    08/1/2014 - 11:59 am | View Link
  • Louisiana official threatens Texas legislator with lawsuit over ... - MySanAntonio
    ... that you refrain from engaging in the use and promotion of this slang. ... 6, July 1986, during World War II, the French soldier, possibly ...
    08/1/2014 - 6:39 am | View Link
  • PHILIPPINES: Visions Of The Future - Strategy Page
    ... members who are engaged in importing and selling Shabu (slang for illegal ... and 17 of the attackers died along with one soldier (three ...
    07/29/2014 - 9:48 am | View Link
  • Israeli Intelligence Official: Hamas Builds Tunnels 'To Kidnap A ... - Business Insider
    Sgt. Nadav Raimond named as fifth soldier killed in tunnel ... - Jerusalem Post
    07/29/2014 - 9:12 am | View Link
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  • The Matiushin Case by Oleg Pavlov – the dehumanisation of a Soviet soldier
    He manages to clarify cultural references without resorting to footnotes. When Matiushin refuses to drink out of a light-blue mug (light blue is Russian slang for gay), Bromfield glosses it as "the poofy blue one". The jury that awarded Pavlov the 2012 ...
    08/20/2014 - 10:45 pm | View Link
  • Widow of Fallen Soldier Gives Birth: ‘It’s Sad That Danny Isn’t Here’
    She said he knew the dangers of his role, but added that he loved his work. “He’d rise at 04:00 am, in order to ‘open the path,’” army slang for sweeping a sector for threats. “Therefore I decided to name our daughter ‘Tal-Ohr’ (morning dew ...
    08/1/2014 - 4:34 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 - 5:48 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
  • Dispute Over Leave Agitated Ft. Hood Soldier Before Shooting
    Jonathan Westbrook, who was wounded in the attack, said he was told that a soldier came to Fort Hood’s personnel ... plaka...,” Puerto Rican slang that means “Bang, bang, bang, bang...” His posts in November showed him struggling with the death ...
    04/5/2014 - 10:24 pm | 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.
    08/30/2014 - 11:20 am | View Website
  • Appendix:Glossary of military slang
    Military slang is a set of colloquial terms which are unique to or which originated with military personnel. They are often abbreviations or derivations of ...
    08/30/2014 - 8:00 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.
    08/30/2014 - 5:44 am | View Website
  • Appendix:Canadian English military slang
    Bold textThe following is a list of colloquial terms and expressions used in the Canadian Forces. 5 by 5—Loud and clear, everything is working 100% (only ...
    08/30/2014 - 1:55 am | View Website
  • Urban Dictionary: military slang
    Acronyms: Military Slang FRED- Fucking Retard, Extra Dumb (insult to someone who typically fits the description)(You literally make this their nickname) RABFO- Riding ...
    08/29/2014 - 11:32 pm | View Website
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