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U.S. Army Military Lingo
This paper is a linguistic analysis within the sphere of phonetics and phrenology of U.S. Army military lingo.
# 53216 | 1,670 words | 1 source | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Oct 15, 2004 in Language (English: Linguistics) , Public Administration (General)

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This paper explains that, within the military, new words are often created out of a need for efficiency and clarity. The author points out that acronyms, truncated words, different words, nicknames, radio terminology, and obscenities play a key role in U.S. Army lingo. The paper includes examples of truncated words, such as 'Medevac', which stands for medical evacuation; 'comms check' for a communication check; 'mando study' or 'mando' is mandatory study; 'reclass' stands for reclassify; 'ammo' for ammunition; and a 'warno' is a warning order, which tells you that something is coming up.

Table of Contents
Army Lingo: Acronyms, Truncated Words, Different Words, Nicknames, and Radio Terminology
The Phonetic Alphabet
Phonetic Numbers

From the Paper:

"The list of truncated words in the U.S. Army is seemingly endless. Army personnel eat chow at the chow hall. The phrase "cherry pickers" refers to an exercise that resembles picking cherries, while a bird is a helicopter. A lifer is a career military man (usually derogatory), while falling out is the term for falling behind in a run. Rocking out is totally failing a course. If you are lucky, you will just roll back, or get recycled, which is repeating a course of study. Ruck up means to put on your ruck sack and gear. "Hooah!" is similar to saying "Go Braves", however it is so versatile that it can be used to show excitement, say "yes", or say that's "cool", or that's "inspiring". The term barracks refers to dorms."

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