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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    I was just a soldier for the general." Only later, Cole adds, did he ... Week in Racism with Deon Cole " and " Deon Cole's Big Book of Booty ...
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  • The Animal Effing Kingdom - Slate Magazine
    ... is military slang for anything that seems like a complete waste of time (everything except fighting and drinking, in other words). A soldier...
    09/4/2014 - 8:19 am | View Link
  • Judge: Free speech applies to Michigan vanity plates - Indianapolis Star
    ... of that word “on grounds that the word is sexual in nature” when it’s merely being used as a slang for something objectionable.
    09/4/2014 - 7:43 am | View Link
  • 'In Deadly Combat': Memoir of a German soldier in Operation ... -
    When a superior officer comes calling, he finds a lot of drunken “Landsers” (Slang term for infantrymen).
    09/3/2014 - 6:55 am | View Link
  • Europe Before Operation Barbarossa -
    When a superior officer comes calling, he finds a lot of drunken “Landsers” (Slang term for infantrymen).
    09/3/2014 - 6:55 am | View Link
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  • '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
  • The Matiushin Case by Oleg Pavlov – the dehumanisation of a Soviet soldier
    He manages to clarify cultural references without resorting to footnotes. When Matiushin refuses to drink out of a light-blue mug (light blue is Russian slang for gay), Bromfield glosses it as "the poofy blue one". The jury that awarded Pavlov the 2012 ...
    08/20/2014 - 10:45 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 - 10:40 am | View Link
  • Widow of Fallen Soldier Gives Birth: ‘It’s Sad That Danny Isn’t Here’
    She said he knew the dangers of his role, but added that he loved his work. “He’d rise at 04:00 am, in order to ‘open the path,’” army slang for sweeping a sector for threats. “Therefore I decided to name our daughter ‘Tal-Ohr’ (morning dew ...
    08/1/2014 - 8:56 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 - 10:07 pm | View Link
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  • Military slang
    Military slang is an array of colloquial terminology used commonly by US military personnel, including slang which is unique to or originates with the armed forces.
    09/13/2014 - 4:02 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.
    09/13/2014 - 1:10 am | View Website
  • Urban Dictionary: military slang
    Acronyms: Military Slang FRED- Fucking Retard, Extra Dumb (insult to someone who typically fits the description)(You literally make this their nickname) RABFO- Riding ...
    09/12/2014 - 10:39 pm | View Website
  • Glossary of Military Terms & Slang from the Vietnam War D-J
    Glossary of Military Terms & Slang from the Vietnam War D-J. This text, made available by the Sixties Project, is copyright (c) 1996 by Viet Nam Generation, Inc., or ...
    09/12/2014 - 5:53 pm | View Website
  • Appendix:Glossary of military slang
    Military slang is a set of colloquial terms which are unique to or which originated with military personnel. They are often abbreviations or derivations of ...
    09/12/2014 - 2:44 am | View Website
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