Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

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

  • With Caution and Luck, You Can Survive in Mogadishu -
    ... to my destination, a young man, (a policeman or a soldier, it is hard ... when a young fellow shouts at me in Nairobi's street slang, "Ni aji ...
    11/20/2015 - 6:58 am | View Link
  • Slashtagged @Jehadi Joes - Outlook India
    A kind of slang, melding adaptations or shortenings of Islamic terms ... A soldier who does not fear death is an invincible enemy, and close-up
    11/20/2015 - 5:34 am | View Link
  • The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week: Metric, GZA & More - Dallas Observer
    Aria Bell [embedded content] Beach Slang 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 18 ... Nonetheless, the catalog of work from this Shaolin soldier has earned
    11/16/2015 - 5:30 am | View Link
  • Answer Guy: Meaning of 'basket case' has changed - Abilene Reporter
    ... and close to failure.” When the phrase originated shortly after World War I, however, it was slang for a soldier who had lost all of his...
    11/11/2015 - 12:04 pm | View Link
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  • 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
  • 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 - 11:59 am | 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
  • 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 - 3:06 pm | View Link
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  • Soldier | Define Soldier at
    c.1300, souder, from Old French soudier, soldier "one who serves in the army for pay," from Medieval Latin soldarius "a soldier" (cf. Spanish soldado, Italian soldato ...
    11/29/2015 - 1:01 pm | View Website
  • Soldier
    When the soldier heard all this good counsel, he determined to try his luck: so he went to the king, and said he was willing to undertake the task.
    11/29/2015 - 6:20 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 ...
    11/29/2015 - 4:26 am | View Website
  • French Military Terms & Soldier Slang
    French Military Terms & Soldier Slang. The following is a list of French military terms and soldier slang in use during the Great War. An entire dialect of its own ...
    11/28/2015 - 10:35 pm | View Website
  • Digger (soldier)
    Digger is a military slang term for soldiers from Australia and New Zealand. Evidence of its use has been found in those countries as early as the 1850s, but its ...
    11/27/2015 - 9:43 am | View Website
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