The U.S military is a slang-strewn organization, one laden with all sorts of esoteric acronyms and informal terms used by both enlisted men and high-ranking officers. Whether you’re a green recruit or a hardened veteran of the Gulf War, you’re expected to communicate in slang … or be ridiculed as an outcast. Do you think you really know all of the military lingo in this armor-plated quiz?
A lot of terms are associated with a short era in military history. For example, you don’t call soldiers “GIs” anymore — that was a shortened term for “general infantry,” particularly during the World War II period. Do you know the term or terms used for modern soldiers, both those in the infantry and those who serve in the special forces?
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