Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

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

  • What is the slang term for a confederate soldier?
    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.
    09/17/2016 - 12:44 pm | View Link
  • 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘A Runaway, a Soldier and a Snowball Fight’ at Iron Age Theatre
    The intelligent and socially-aware production is supplemented by extensive well-researched program notes, including a glossary of colonial slang, quotes about racism, statistics on the rampant consumption of alcohol in revolutionary times, and essays about ...
    09/15/2016 - 11:10 am | View Link
  • 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 ...
    09/5/2016 - 1:20 pm | View Link
  • Is there a slang term for a soldier who has been dishonorably discharged?
    It's not really a slang term, but in military circles, calling someone an "ex" something can be considered a perforative term. This is especially true when it comes to Marines. Calling a Marine an Ex-Marine essentially says that person is no longer fit to ...
    07/28/2016 - 8:00 pm | View Link
  • Songs and slang of the British Soldier
    The increased contact between soldiers from different countries and social classes in the war zones saw the exchange of language and words encourage a growth of slang expressions that were created. Songs and Slang of the British Soldier: 1914-1918 edited ...
    05/5/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    09/21/2016 - 8:59 am | View Website
  • Soldier's slang glossary | Australian War Memorial
    Abdul : name for a Turkish soldier: Anzac soup : shell-hole polluted by a corpse: auntie : a Turkish broomstick bomb: Aussy: Australia; an Australian soldier; a wound ...
    09/18/2016 - 7:15 am | View Website
  • Civil War Soldier Slang
    CIVIL WAR SLANG. 1. CHIEF COOK AND BOTTLE WASHER--person able to do many things. 2. SHEET IRON CRACKERS--hardtack. 3. SARDINE BOX--cap box. 4. BREAD BASKET--stomach
    09/22/2016 - 10:24 am | View Website
  • 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.
    09/21/2016 - 5:17 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 ...
    09/22/2016 - 4:57 pm | View Website
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