Words of the Vietnam War: The Slang, Jargon, Abbreviations, Acronyms, Nomenclature, Nicknames, Pseudonyms, Slogans, Specs, Euphemisms, Double-talk, Chants, and Names and Places of the Era of United States Involvement in Vietnam

Words of the Vietnam War: The Slang, Jargon, Abbreviations, Acronyms, Nomenclature, Nicknames, Pseudonyms, Slogans, Specs, Euphemisms, Double-talk, Chants, and Names and Places of the Era of United States Involvement in Vietnam

by Gregory R. Clark
     
 

Cu Chi, (body bag), Shit-hook (Chinook helicopter), dink (Vietnamese slang for a G.I.), slope (G.I. slang for a Vietnamese), hose (kill), boom-boom (what's done in a tapioca mill, or whorehouse), Mike-Juliet (marijuana), pogey bait, DO-28, C-2A, L Zed (Aussie for landing zone), rat-turds (oak leaf clusters), thousand yard stare, Samozaryadnyi karabin (Soviet rifle)

Overview

Cu Chi, (body bag), Shit-hook (Chinook helicopter), dink (Vietnamese slang for a G.I.), slope (G.I. slang for a Vietnamese), hose (kill), boom-boom (what's done in a tapioca mill, or whorehouse), Mike-Juliet (marijuana), pogey bait, DO-28, C-2A, L Zed (Aussie for landing zone), rat-turds (oak leaf clusters), thousand yard stare, Samozaryadnyi karabin (Soviet rifle), guerre a outrance (French "war to the end"—the viewpoint of the North): these and the 10,000 others in this dictionary are the words of the Vietnam era. They were spoken by ground pounders in the boonies and by peaceniks on U.S. campuses, by hawks, doves, Victor Charlies and hoi chanhs, Chinese advisors and the Muong people of the Central Highlands. The period covered is primarily 1963-1975, but there are terms included from as early as 1945 and as late as 1987.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
entries are much more detailed [than the competition's] and are heavily cross-referenced.... Recommended for all reference collections
Choice
works splendidly...concise, accurate, chronologically sensitive definitions...much-needed.... Highly recommended
Wilson Library Bulletin
"a fine supplement to general military and English dictionaries"
Booknews
A dictionary of some 10,000 words, terms, and expressions, covering the slang, jargon, abbreviations, acronyms, nomenclature, nicknames, pseudonyms, slogans, speeches, euphemisms, double-talk, chants, and names and places of the era of US involvement in Vietnam. The period covered is primarily 1963-1975, but there are terms included from as early as 1945 and as late as 1987. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899504650
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1990
Pages:
614
Lexile:
1580L (what's this?)

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