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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    Blighty was a non-life-threatening wound that got a soldier a trip to ... that he had passed away." The word "Jake" was a slang term that meant "OK
    11/24/2014 - 11:29 am | View Link
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  • Chickenshit: The Sequel
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    11/22/2014 - 5:12 am | View Link
  • Why ex-soldiers don't speak of war
    We celebrate Veterans Day this week, but we have been riding a crest of war remembrance for months now. World War I's centenary alone has brought forth new books -- histories of that war, based on historical documentation and letters unearthed in family and state archives. We look anew at the inscriptions on tombs of known and unknown soldiers and posters from the past whose propagandistic ...
    11/11/2014 - 7:05 pm | View Link
  • Why words don't work for war's trauma
    Ruth Ben-Ghiat says WWI enshrined the enduring notion that words cannot adequately express the experience of combat -- that the veteran will often remain silent about the trauma of war
    11/11/2014 - 8:04 am | View Link
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  • Officials investigating Phenix City soldier home invasion claims
    The issue for parents is understanding the slang that could signal some dangerous teen behavior, such as "GNOC,'" which means "get naked on camera." The issue for parents is understanding the slang that could signal some dangerous teen behavior ...
    12/2/2014 - 8:22 am | View Link
  • Officials investigating Phenix City soldier home invasion claims
    Russell County authorities are investigating the claims that a Fort Benning soldier's finger was cut off during a home invasion Tuesday morning. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor says there has been a lot of misinformation about this case so much so that ...
    12/2/2014 - 4:07 am | View Link
  • 'In Deadly Combat': Memoir of a German soldier in Operation Barbarossa
    In the preface to this memoir, retired Navy SEAL Derek S. Zumbro describes how while serving in 1985 as liaison officer and translator to the commodore of a U.S. Navy Task Force during a port visit at Kiel, West Germany, he was allowed at one point to ...
    09/3/2014 - 12:46 pm | View Link
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Did This Russian Soldier Help Shoot Down Plane?
    Was the Russian soldier in these photos, 24-year-old Alexander Sotkin, somehow involved in shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern ... the term “Buk” is also Russian slang for a laptop computer, so it is possible that Sotkin simply ...
    08/1/2014 - 10:40 am | View Link
  • Russian soldier Alexander Sotkin posts Instagram selfies that may link Russian military to Ukraine
    A GOOFY, selfie-loving Russian soldier might have supplied the best proof yet of Moscow’s direct support of Ukrainian rebels — and potential role in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Alexander Sotkin, 24, has been posting pictures of ...
    07/31/2014 - 5:11 pm | View Link
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  • Appendix:Glossary of military slang
    Military slang is a set of colloquial terms which are unique to or which originated with military personal. They are often abbreviations or derivatives of ...
    12/20/2014 - 12:22 am | View Website
  • Glossary of Military Terms & Slang |
    The U.S. military is brimming with terms many civilians find cryptic, so we've decided to draft a handy guide just for you.
    12/19/2014 - 9:20 am | View Website
  • SlangSearch: Military
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    12/19/2014 - 5:31 am | View Website
  • Military Slang
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    12/19/2014 - 1:42 am | View Website
  • Appendix:Canadian English military slang
    Bold textThe following is a list of colloquial terms and expressions used in the Canadian Forces. 5 by 5—Loud and clear, everything is working 100% (only ...
    12/17/2014 - 7:21 am | View Website
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