Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

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

  • US soldiers defy North Korean propaganda by teaching defectors ... - Today Online
    “She said she had never seen a US soldier before,” Cpt Ellerbe said ... supposed to be spoken, as opposed to all the slang we usually use,
    04/27/2016 - 9:29 am | View Link
  • HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: World War slang has become part of our ... - Norwich Bulletin
    ... and during the two world wars began reporting military slang they saw or ... If a soldier was an officer’s messenger, he was called a ...
    04/23/2016 - 3:57 pm | View Link
  • 13 signs that you grew up in a military family - Yahoo! Finance
    13 signs that you grew up in a military family - Business Insider
    04/18/2016 - 4:30 am | View Link
  • Godmother of Soul - New Yorker
    Badu and her friends envied—and sometimes adopted—the sounds and slang of New York hip-hop, which seemed like the epitome of toughness and...
    04/17/2016 - 12:24 pm | View Link
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  • From the Journal of an “Israeli” Soldier
    Going with his favorite “kader” (slang for army punishment), he told me to choose a friend to put into “matzav shtayim”, otherwise known as push-up position. I chose Tzvi, knowing he would forgive me for it later; at which point he had to hold ...
    04/21/2016 - 1:02 pm | View Link
  • Police officer or soldier 'target in IS-inspired London terror plot'
    The prosecution cited it as an example of mixed Arabic and street slang taken to mean "pray that he gets a free cool gun". Police later discovered pictures on Majeed's iPhone of Hassane apparently posing with a gun. In one image he also held a book on ...
    01/17/2016 - 11:44 pm | 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
  • 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 - 8:40 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 - 2:46 pm | View Link
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  • Askew's WW2 Soldier Slang
    Askew's WW2 Soldier Slang. Introduction This list deals primarily with Anglo-American military terms and slang during the war years, 1939-1945.
    04/25/2016 - 12:24 pm | View Website
  • Soldier
    sol·dier (sōl′jər) n. 1. One who serves in an army. 2. An enlisted person or a noncommissioned officer. 3. An active, loyal, or militant follower of an ...
    04/25/2016 - 10:37 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 derivatives of ...
    04/25/2016 - 8:21 am | View Website
  • Soldier | Definition of Soldier by Merriam-Webster
    Many soldiers were wounded in combat.
    04/25/2016 - 4:10 am | View Website
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang
    NOTE: The source for some of the following definitions (those listed along with a page number: Pg. #) is the "Dictionary of the Vietnam War;" edited by James S. Olson ...
    04/23/2016 - 5:20 pm | View Website
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