Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

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

  • Fort Stewart soldiers push through testing, earn 'Expert' badge - Savannah Morning News
    ... and is designed to push the Army’s grunts — slang for infantrymen ... said Pfc. Clinton Staver, who at 19 was the youngest soldier to earn ...
    10/2/2014 - 11:34 am | View Link
  • Murder the Enemy Civilians -
    ... far more dangerous to be a civilian in a country being liberated–in the old military slang sense–by the empire than to be a US soldier.
    10/1/2014 - 1:17 pm | View Link
  • Hands on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - Dominion Post
    ... it" side-quest given to you by a voice recording of a dead soldier. ... across has a thick Australian accent, and utilise Australian slang to ...
    10/1/2014 - 7:59 am | View Link
  • Soldiers diaries showcase dreary, perilous life in First World War ... - My Kawartha
    ... than the rats did sometimes," he wrote, invoking a slang trench term ... More than 30 soldier-produced and surprisingly candid papers of the ...
    09/26/2014 - 9:30 am | View Link
  • Separatist Takes Credit for MH17 Shooting with Suspicious Social ... - Yahoo! Singapore
    ... of his 8:58 a.m. post, which was originally written in slang Russian. ... his profile of a dead soldier, but it is unclear whether the soldier ...
    09/25/2014 - 10:23 am | View Link
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  • Haredim Publish Poster Depicting A Haredi IDF Soldier As A Pig, Hamas Puts Poster On Its Twitter Page
    The caption reads, "“The goal: To destroy the haredi character. The method: Conscription of hardakim [haredi cockroaches; haredi slang for haredi IDF soldiers] to the IDF and national service.” (Please see the image posted at bottom.) These types of ...
    10/10/2014 - 1:00 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?
    On the other hand, as the Australian news site noted, the term “Buk” is also Russian slang for a laptop computer, so it is possible that Sotkin simply meant that was doing some kind of work on a computer and not on a missile launcher at all.
    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 - 5:41 pm | View Link
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  • SlangSearch: Military
    ARMY: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z: Home. News. Input Slang. Feedback. Info: ARMY SLANG. ammo n: Ammunition.
    10/22/2014 - 1:35 am | View Website
  • SlangSearch: Military
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    10/21/2014 - 6:40 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 . * ...
    10/21/2014 - 6:18 pm | 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 ...
    10/21/2014 - 12:20 pm | 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 ...
    10/21/2014 - 5:54 am | View Website
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