Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

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

  • 7 US soldiers injured in inside attack at Afghan military camp
    The Taliban took credit for the attack, saying the perpetrator was one of its infiltrators. Three American soldiers were injured in Helmand province in March in a similar type of attack, which are dubbed “green-on-blue” in military slang.
    06/17/2017 - 2:23 am | View Link
  • What is the slang term for a confederate soldier?
    Old ladies are dangerous. Always remember that. I'm an old lady. Follow the logic. The term is "Reb". During the Civil War, confederates were "rebelling" against the US, so rebels were a common term. Johnny Reb was a standard term during that period.
    06/11/2017 - 7:25 am | View Link
  • Slangvel Is Still The Source For Custom M43 Caps
    Slangvel is a custom hat maker who specializes in modern-era military headwear. He is also a disabled Veteran. Somehow he comes up with some great camouflage fabrics and every once in a while he catches my eye with something like this French Lizard Pattern ...
    02/25/2017 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Is there a slang term for a soldier who has been dishonorably discharged?
    Not really, because being dishonorably dischared involves serious crime with serious time. Rape, murder, pedo, etc.. The closest thing might be "big chicken dinner", which is slang for "bad conduct discharge" (BCD). Much more common than dishonorable.
    02/5/2016 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Songs and slang of the British Soldier
    The increased contact between soldiers from different countries and social classes in the war zones saw the exchange of language and words encourage a growth of slang expressions that were created. Songs and Slang of the British Soldier: 1914-1918 edited ...
    05/5/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    06/20/2017 - 6:17 pm | View Website
  • WWII Slang From the Front | The Art of Manliness
    No war inspired more new slang than World War II. Thousands of new words and phrases were birthed during the Big One.
    06/20/2017 - 1:49 am | View Website
  • Soldier Quotes
    Soldier Quotes from BrainyQuote, an extensive collection of quotations by famous authors, celebrities, and newsmakers.
    06/19/2017 - 11:09 am | View Website
  • Urban Dictionary: soldier
    The Urban Dictionary Mug. One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids. Buy the mug
    06/19/2017 - 7:55 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 ...
    06/19/2017 - 6:01 am | View Website
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