Saturday, July 17, 2010

New Words I Learned from 'Hurt Locker'

Shrapnel - Fragments from an exploded artillery shell, mine, or bomb

Humvee - A high mobility, multipurpose, military vehicle with four-wheel drive

Happy Trail - the line of hair extending from the belly button to the genitals, especially in males.

Kill Zone - An area where a battle has occurred with many fatalities

Crabgrass - Grasses with creeping stems that root freely; a pest in lawns

Lateral Fray - lateral: Situated at or extending to the side; fray: A noisy fight

Mortar - A mortar is a muzzle-loading indirect fire weapon that fires shells at low velocities, short ranges, and high-arcing ballistic trajectories. It typically has a barrel length less than 15 times its caliber.
Fill Somebody's Shoes also  Step into Somebody's Shoes - to do what someone else has done as well as they did He was a great coach, and it's not going to be easy to get someone to fill his shoes.
IED - An explosive device that is improvised
Rubble Pile - rubble: The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up; pile: A collection of objects laid on top of each other
EOD - (military) and (law enforcement) explosive ordnance disposal
Insurgent - A person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions), A member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
Redneck - A poor White person in the southern United States
Sagging - Hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)
Evac - Evac is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes
Minaret - Slender tower with balconies
Yale - A university in Connecticut (Connecticut is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States)
DET or Det may refer to: Detroit, Michigan
Haji Gear - haji: An Arabic term of respect for someone who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca
Obre - octobre (French: October)
Najaf - Najaf is a city in Iraq  about 160 km south of Baghdad.
Ogive  - An ogive is the roundly tapered end of a two-dimensional or three-dimensional object.
Ordinance - An authoritative rule
The Big Apple -  On this date in 1898, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island were consolidated into New York City
Whorehouse - A brothel, also known as a bordello, cathouse, whorehouse, sporting house, gentleman's club and various other names, is an establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution, providing the prostitutes a place to meet and to have sexual intercourse with clients
Green Zone - The Green Zone is the common name for the International Zone of Iraq—a 10-square-kilometer (3.8-square-mile) area in central Baghdad, Iraq, that
Game Face - expression of concentration on athlete's face: the intense expression of an athlete who is competing determinedly
Water Under the Bridge - something that has happened and cannot be changed I should probably have asked for more money when I was offered the job, but hey, that's water under the bridge now.
Zing - A brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound
Jack-in-the-box - Plaything consisting of a toy clown that jumps out of a box when the lid is opened

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