Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

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

  • Straight Talk: Romance scams capitalize on holiday - Canton Repository
    ... for the scammer to assume the identity of a soldier, serving overseas. ... words and misunderstanding of common American slang indicate foreign
    02/15/2015 - 8:40 am | View Link
  • Ever known a 'soup sandwich' or a 'fruit salad'? - Houston Chronicle
    ... jumble of abbreviations, acronyms, initialisms, and merely crude slang. ... as an order from a superior. "Hey Soldier! Un-ass the barracks ...
    02/11/2015 - 9:25 am | View Link
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    Hugh Jackman prepared heavier Australian accent for new film - Chicago Daily Herald
    02/11/2015 - 9:05 am | View Link
  • Spring Arts: Calendar of Events - Seattle Weekly
    With Beach Slang, Slow Bird. ... Sundance Cinemas 27 ’71 A young British soldier has been left behind by his unit after a riot in Belfast in 1971
    02/10/2015 - 11:49 am | View Link
  • Column: Mark Newman discovers Twitter - Ottumwa Courier
    ... t keep my mouth shut because I was a disciplined, hard-nosed soldier. ... command ceremony" which had the response (L.T. is slang for a ...
    02/10/2015 - 9:52 am | View Link
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  • Offensive Anti-Haredi-IDF-Soldier Cartoon Resurfaces
    The answer provided on the flyer is, "the hardak [haredi slang for haredi IDF soldier; haredi cockroach] from the [IDF] enlistment office." A local haredi yeshiva head denied his students or institution were behind the flyer, which he labelled "illogical."
    02/3/2015 - 11:37 pm | View Link
  • 'In Deadly Combat': Memoir of a German soldier in Operation Barbarossa
    The glossary is useful in explaining military and slang terms, such as the “Hindenburg candle.” This was a used small ration tin, for example, partially filled with sand and either kerosene or diesel fuel which could then be used as a stove or lamp.
    09/3/2014 - 12:46 pm | View Link
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Did This Russian Soldier Help Shoot Down Plane?
    And by his own statements in the photo captions, Sotkin, a communications specialist, worked on a Buk missile launcher — the type of sophisticated anti-aircraft weapon believed to have been used to shoot down the ... is also Russian slang for a laptop ...
    08/1/2014 - 10:40 am | 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 - 8:56 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 - 7:23 pm | View Link
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  • Military Slang
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    02/24/2015 - 4:33 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.
    02/23/2015 - 6:32 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 ...
    02/23/2015 - 3:52 am | View Website
  • Military Slang Sayings
    Looking for some military slang sayings? The armed services have long been a hotbed of extremely creative language coining.
    02/23/2015 - 1:14 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 ...
    02/22/2015 - 6:55 pm | View Website
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