Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

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

  • Frontline Diary: When Rigondeaux came to Cardiff - Boxing Monthly
    ... the ring to the Bob Marley classic "Buffalo Soldier", though with the ... Of course, "nobbins" is the slang term for money once thrown into the
    07/25/2016 - 3:25 pm | View Link
  • A Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Jungle - Huffington Post
    No one has a clue where this slang term for migrants came from. ... It belonged to a government soldier, he says, adding, "It was not a gift." By ...
    07/20/2016 - 10:17 am | View Link
  • The Missing Word is Panic. - Psychology Today
    The NY Times described the killer as a disgraced ex-soldier who hated ... A full-blown nervous system emergency—in slang a meltdown—originates
    07/16/2016 - 12:34 pm | View Link
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  • 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
  • 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
  • FEAR AND RESOLVE: Reflections of a Soldier’s Father
    My son has been away for several weeks and we don’t hear from him for days at end. Last Thursday we merited a brief night with him – army slang calls it an “after”. We all laid out a table and gave him a hero’s welcome. The next morning he ...
    08/4/2014 - 2:02 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 - 8:40 am | View Link
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  • Soldier | Definition of Soldier by Merriam-Webster
    Many soldiers were wounded in combat.
    07/22/2016 - 9:43 am | View Website
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    I think it was so splendid in Father to go as chaplain when he was too old to be drafted, and not strong enough for a soldier," said Meg warmly.
    07/22/2016 - 5:25 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 ...
    07/22/2016 - 12:24 am | View Website
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 1974 spy novel by British author John le Carré. It follows the efforts of taciturn, ageing spymaster George Smiley to uncover a Soviet ...
    07/21/2016 - 10:59 pm | View Website
  • FUBAR: Soldier Slang of World War II
    FUBAR: F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition, A compact dictionary which takes a frank look at the Commonwealth, American and German slang used during World War II ...
    07/21/2016 - 6:05 pm | View Website
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