Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

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

  • Television: Live free or spy - Columbus Dispatch
    ... to do a movie about Nathan Hale, the Continental Army soldier who was ... of Turn have leaned heavily on a guide to 18th-century slang and ...
    04/5/2014 - 6:42 am | View Link
  • Fort Hood shooter's rampage followed angry dispute over leave ... - Dallas Morning News
    Fort Hood by the numbers 1 day ago - USA Today
    04/4/2014 - 10:52 am | View Link
  • Lori Anderson: The death of the signature - Edinburgh Evening News
    In America today, a “John Hancock” is still slang for a signature. ... letter of condolence to the family of each fallen soldier but within ...
    04/4/2014 - 9:07 am | View Link
  • Mel Chin Was So Much More Fun Than I Expected Last Night - Stranger
    ... have" comments, Mel Chin wrote a song from the perspective of a soldier. ... Chin, born 1951, peppered his speech with slang like snap , mang , ...
    04/3/2014 - 7:38 am | View Link
  • The Harlem Hellfighters - Christian Science Monitor
    ... regiment crosses the Atlantic to join the fray, a soldier asks how the ... He uses just enough slang and dialect to capture the polyglot
    04/2/2014 - 10:15 am | View Link
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  • Oxford dictionary needs YOU to find origins of WW1 words
    NEXT time you are staring at a plate of bangers and mash try to imagine something much less appetising – Zeppelin bombers overhead.
    02/25/2014 - 4:01 am | View Link
  • Quick! What Are The Origins Of 'Chop-Chop'?
    Citations dating back to 1886 hint that the phrase might come from a Cantonese word.
    02/24/2014 - 9:11 am | View Link
  • 13 Signs That You Grew Up In A Military Family
    Children who grow up with one or both parents...
    02/21/2014 - 7:26 pm | View Link
  • 13 Things Only 'Military Brats' Will Understand
    Children who grow up with one or more parent in...
    02/21/2014 - 7:04 pm | View Link
  • Faith at the Front: A chaplain's wartime diaries become a choral inspiration
    The diaries of William Charles Campling, Chaplain to the Essex Regiment in 1918, are the inspiration behind a choral performance composed by his grandson, Andrew Campling, musical director of the Thames Chamber Choir.
    02/17/2014 - 3:50 am | View Link
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  • Dispute Over Leave Agitated Ft. Hood Soldier Before Shooting
    On Feb. 27, he posted a photo of what appeared to be a handgun with the comment “Plaka, plaka, plaka, plaka...,” Puerto Rican slang that means “Bang, bang, bang, bang...” His posts in November showed him struggling with the death of his mother ...
    04/5/2014 - 10:24 pm | View Link
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    But that can and should be […] The post City Slang: Music review roundup appeared first on Metro Times Blogs. Detroit councilman: Increased parking fines an ‘anti-growth strategy’ There’s at least one city councilmember who’s less than pleased ...
    02/13/2014 - 12:52 pm | View Link
  • Wearing her heart on her thigh: Lee Rigby's fiancee has giant tattoo of the dead soldier inked onto her leg which includes his face, an English rose and several St George's flags
    Several of the friends had the word 'haboom' - a slang term frequently used by the soldier - inked on their arms or legs. Two British Muslim converts, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, were convicted of Fusilier Rigby's murder last week following a ...
    12/23/2013 - 4:01 am | View Link
  • Wounded British soldier asks for 'boob flash' to help relieve the pain
    Reportedly, Pvt. Tomkins refused the stimulating request of her fellow "Squaddie" (British slang for any given soldier), but her actions on-scene saved his life, thusly ensuring she was awarded a Mention in Despatches bravery award for her conduct in ...
    03/23/2013 - 3:07 am | View Link
  • Prayer book of Confederate soldier killed at Rich Mountain discovered
    An inscription in the opening pages of the prayer book records that the book was "taken on the battle field at Rich Mountain from a dead Secesh [slang for secessionist] soldier." BEVERLY, W.Va. -- A prayer book carried by a Confederate soldier killed ...
    08/3/2012 - 1:00 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.
    04/23/2014 - 1:08 am | 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 ...
    04/22/2014 - 9:04 pm | View Website
  • Terms used in Military Slang
    Military slang, or informal military terms, are colloquial terms used commonly by military personnel - often as abbreviations or derivations of the NATO Phonetic ...
    04/22/2014 - 8:07 pm | 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 ...
    04/22/2014 - 6:55 pm | View Website
  • military-slang
    Back in the Rack - got get back into bed. A soldier should never go to work as long as he has the strength to lie in bed.
    04/22/2014 - 6:20 pm | View Website
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