UK military slang from Afghanistan


#1

[Permalink]


#2

Vast amounts of ammunition never goes out of style.


#3

I just finished watching “Generation Kill”, and this is interesting, too. Although lists or collections of cool/esoteric words always make me feel like Mark Slackmeyer’s dad in his younger days.


#4

My favourite bit of slang coined by Army wags was their take on the BOWMAN comms system: ‘Better Off With Map And Nokia’.


#5

Domain-specific slangs are funny in general. The military flavored domains shine there.

The “Lash Vegas” one reminded me of “Los Arzamas”, the name of Арзамас-16 coined by the nuclear scientists working there as a reference to Los Alamos.


#6

From the article : “ANA Afghan National ***Amy.***”

Does anyone in print even proofread anymore, my god it’s the second definition.
Kind of important since it’s an article about words, acronyms, letters, etc.


#7

you put a comma where a question mark goes, pal.
:trollface:

@GilbertWham in Desert Storm, the unreliable radio used by US Marines was officially the PRC-100 or some such number, but was familliarly known as the “prick.”


#8

Sub-editors have been amongst the first to go under the budgetary crunch at news orgs.


#9

Waddya mean? She’s a delightful old lady.


#10

Sweet! I’m writing a military scfi tail and i want to put in more slang from other armies that aren’t the US.


#11

This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.