The internet was (predictably) awash with hot takes after the United States military dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb on Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan. Some speculated that the MOAB would drastically disrupt warfighting for the next four years, while others complained that the “MOAB is the epitome of lethal patriarchy.”
If you’ve served in the military, live with a veteran, or work with one, you know that jargon is a part of their vocabulary. While some of their military slang or abbreviations are practical in the civilian world, others are perfect for everyday use. In fact, a number of these words or phrases are more clever and politically correct than certain civilian words or phrases.