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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    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 ...
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