It\’s painful for US soldiers to hear discussions and watch movies about modern wars when the dialogue is full of obsolete slang, like \”chopper\” and \”GI.\”
Slang changes with the times, and the military\’s is no different. Soldiers fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have developed an expansive new military vocabulary, taking elements from popular culture as well as the doublespeak of the military industrial complex.
Most of these have been around for a long time, but a few are quite specific to Afghanistan or Iraq.
Though I mentioned woobie just yesterday.
What are some of your favorite slang terms?