New words entering the British Army lexicon

Discussion in 'Staff College and Staff Officers' started by msr, May 18, 2007.

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    I was wondering whether anyone had noted any new words which are now being used as a result of TELIC / HERRICK?

  2. "Sandpit" is the only one I can think of, for the moment!

  3. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    Iraqistan, a whole new country I fail to find on a map.
  4. Overstretch? :(
  5. Marauder?
  6. Firstly its WMIK (Weapon Mounted Installation Kit), secondly they were around well before TELIC / HERRICK.
  7. But perhaps not in common usage?
  8. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Used in the 80s
  9. Regime Change instead of Coup?
  10. Infanately Do'able?
  11. I have to object to a phrase being absorbed by British Officers. The word socialise, as in "I really think we need to socialise this idea with ...." This is corporate speak gone mad and not helped by the bastardising of our language by our colonial cousins. :x :x

    Just been working for a senior UK officer who loved the use of the word. To me it was on a level with fingernails being dragged across a blackboard!
    Quite unforgivable. Rant over!
  12. Where exactly did "workstream" come from?
  13. 'Kinetic'. As in 'We were 5 mins out from the target when it all went kinetic'.

    Never heard that before Telic 4. Puts me in mind of Edmund B - "God I love nurses (Staff Officers?)...they're so disgustingly clinical..."
  14. How about surrender, as in the 'navy offering'???