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Iraq specific slang words needed for book.

#1
Hi Guys,

I'm writing a story, I don't want to go too much in to it but one of the characters is obsessed with the war in Iraq. I need some slang words used by the armed forces specific to Iraq. Actually, I need as many as possible. I have words from vietnam such as FNGs, DMZ, In Country and The World, i'm looking for similar words.

Any help would be great. If any of the words maybe considered offensive and you don't want to post them on the forum, please feel free to Private Message me.

Cheers,

Matteo
 
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#4
matteo_d said:
If any of the words maybe considered offensive and you don't want to post them on the forum, please feel free to Private Message me.
Come here often? :D
 
#7
Territorial Army - cheap temp Agency.

Regular Army - people without families or any desire to have any time off, ever.

Q Store - big room with empty shelves

"You'll Get it in Theatre" - same as "I won't c*m in your mouth and the cheques in the mail.

MBE - automatic award for Majors.

Rupert - moronic, chinless, public school educated types that never do any work, play polo riding on the back of starving Iraqis dragged from the street by brutal Paras and spend most of the time drinking pink gin served by Filipino virgins.

R & R - 2 days travel, 1 day with the family and then 2 days travelling back.

Telic Medal - sort of a cross between Father Christmas and Elvis. The youngsters believe and nutters claimed to have seen one.

Dinger - chain smoking tw@t

Vince -scapegoat
 
#8
Are we sure we want to supply this guy with words that could come up and bite us later on.

''SCUM journalist discovers evil un PC words used by nasty evil murdering squaddies to describe charming and totally peace loving inhabitants of gentle little IRAQ''

leaps to mind.

Please go and fish elsewhere Matt old fruit.
 
#9
Resurgam said:
Are we sure we want to supply this guy with words that could come up and bite us later on.

''SCUM journalist discovers evil un PC words used by nasty evil murdering squaddies to describe charming and totally peace loving inhabitants of gentle little IRAQ''

leaps to mind.

Please go and fish elsewhere Matt old fruit.
Have no fear - i'm no journalist. (I can't stand them). I own my own fiancial services business and write as a hobby. It would be a shame if your post puts a seed of doubt in to people's mind because until your message they had been very helpful.

Cheers,

Matt
 
#11
choggies =locals
Sneaky beakies = Any of the numerous special forces /inteligence types
green fleet Army vechicles landrovers trucks not nesscarily painted green
White fleet Civilian vechicles used by colation forces may be filled with sneaky beakies
OSD operational standdown 2or 3 days off in kuwait what everyone looksforward too
ied improvised explosive device a bomb
vied vechicle improvised explosive device a car bomb or a sucide bomb
uxo unexploded ordinance i.e bombs/grenades that didnt go off or are just left lying around unfired
vcp vechicle checkpoint
top cover The guys sticking there heads out of the landrovers on the news either to shoot at bad guys or spot bombs
sangar / sangar duty a sentry postion / guard duty
cant think of any other ones which are not in genral circulation
 
#13
Matt,

Easiest way to do it - join up and actually go there.

Woody - OSD - please don't tell lies to this poor civie, I think he is interested in facts, not fiction :)
 

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#15
woody said:
OSD operational standdown 2or 3 days off in kuwait what everyone looksforward too
What was that one again ?? Oh yeah I know that was where I got to escort others to/from. Bitter ? Me ? :?
 
#18
Firstly, thanks to all those who have contributed, especially Woody. It's much appreciated.

As for "Easiest way to do it - join up and actually go there." from Hootch - I am 25 and to this very second I have spent everyday of my life wanting to be an RAF Pilot. Unfortuntely, because the level of sight in my left eye is under the required level, I was refused entry (as a pilot). The only other job in the armed forces that appealed to me was as an officer in the Intelligence Corp. I applied when I was 21 but personal circumstances arose that meant I could see my application through. So like I say, to this day I still do want to be in the armed forces, but you have to accept that for some reason or another not everyone can join.

Thanks again fr your help guys.

Matt
 
#19
OSD the revised defination supposedly 2 days off in kuwait were you get opptunity to do watersports stay at nice hotel.
The reality a mythicial opptunity for an awful lot of blokes salt being added to their whinging that neighbouring units are sending
their guys for a second trip . If you do get it a night off in a portocabin and a quick trip round px and kuwait city .Happy now :roll: .
Matt good luck with story if you ever sell it as film script i want mention as technical consultant :lol:
 

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