Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

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

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  • British Colonial Military Terms and Soldier Slang
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  • Soldier's slang
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  • British Colonial Military Terms and Soldier Slang
    British Colonial Military Terms and Soldier Slang. Note: Many British military slang words had their origin in India and spread from there throughout the Empire.
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    Many soldiers were wounded in combat.
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    Soldier definition, a person who serves in an army; a person engaged in military service. See more.
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