Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

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

  • Israeli soldier-turned-'sheikh' is unwelcome celebrity in Gaza
    The firebomb didn't ignite. While disparaged by many, Adraee has his admirers, even in Gaza. "I'm amazed at how Avichay speaks Arabic, using slang only Gazans know," said Rewaa Hassan, a 21-year-old university student in Gaza City. "I wish we had a ...
    06/7/2018 - 12:34 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 pm | View Link
  • Reprimand of soldier caught in video clash with Palestinians triggers outcry from other troops
    A Facebook page with the theme "I stand with David HaNahlawi" — slang for someone from the Nahal Infantry Brigade — scored almost 130,000 likes. Boaz Golan, who runs a news website, said a Facebook page linked to his site received thousands of photos ...
    05/5/2014 - 4:02 am | View Link
  • 'You keep wondering if it's going to be your turn': Letters discovered in a loft uncover amazing story of the WW1 soldier who survived a U-boat attack only to be killed a few ...
    He managed to jump off the stricken vessel onto a Japanese rescue boat just ten minutes before it sank after being hit by a ‘tin fish’ - slang for torpedoes. Over 300 people died when the ship went down but Pte Kidger was rescued by a Japanese crew 10 ...
    04/30/2014 - 2:22 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 - 6:36 am | View Link
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  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 1974 spy novel by British author John le Carré.It follows the endeavors of taciturn, aging spymaster George Smiley to uncover a Soviet mole in the British Secret Intelligence Service.
    06/16/2018 - 11:26 pm | View Website
  • Appendix:Glossary of British military slang and expressions
    Numerals [] 7 p's Prior Planning and Preparation Prevents a Piss Poor Performance A [] ablutions Toilet and / or bathroom for airmen (RAF slang). ally, allie, ali
    06/16/2018 - 7:20 am | View Website
    US ARMY SLANG: ACRONYMS AND TERMS C AWR - (Alpha Whiskey Romeo) Allah's Waiting Room. When engaged, insurgents have a tendency to flee to the same building (the AWR), at which point the troops
    06/16/2018 - 6:37 am | View Website
  • 60's Slang
    In the early 60's, as today, the young people had a different lingo and it, as today, drove our parents nuts. These are a few of the slang words that were used in the early to mid sixties.
    06/15/2018 - 8:25 am | View Website
  • Online Slang Dictionary and Language Links.
    A large selection of links to online slang and colloquial English dictionaries, listed by category.
    06/15/2018 - 12:54 am | View Website
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