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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    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.
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  • Soldier's slang
    Read this letter, which contains the sort of language soldiers used on Gallipoli. There is a list of slang terms which will help you to work out what Bert means. Try to work out the meaning before you use the list! Do you think this soldier would ...
    08/12/2017 - 8:49 am | View Link
  • Soldier, Writer, World Traveler, Guy Who Brought Home That Grenade: Meet Patrick Smith
    That young man, whom he calls ‘Tommy’—slang for any soldier in the British Army—told Smith that he had gotten into the German line, came across an enemy dugout and flung a bomb in. But as he flung it, a German officer shot him in the chest with a ...
    08/5/2017 - 6:00 am | View Link
  • Slangvel Introduces New Mesh Patrol Hat
    Custom cap maker Slangvel has introduced a new variant of his mesh patrol hat made by adding full ear coverage via a flap. Additionally, the underside of the brim is done in black. He hasn’t posted these on eBay yet, so Facebook, it is. $41.00 delivered ...
    07/8/2017 - 9:21 am | View Link
  • A Glossary of WWI Soldier Slang
    The centenary of World War I, which began in 1914, lasts four years. The United States didn’t get involved until 1917. But you can get a jump-start on the celebration with lexicographer Jonathan Lighter’s historical glossary of the slang used by the ...
    12/24/2015 - 11:00 am | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    08/19/2017 - 12:24 am | View Website
  • Australian slang
    Australian slang is informal language used in Australia.
    08/18/2017 - 9:03 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.
    08/18/2017 - 4:31 pm | View Website
  • Soldier | Define Soldier at
    Soldier definition, a person who serves in an army; a person engaged in military service. See more.
    08/17/2017 - 7:46 pm | View Website
  • Soldier Synonyms, Soldier Antonyms |
    Synonyms for soldier at with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Dictionary and Word of the Day.
    08/17/2017 - 5:41 am | View Website
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