Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Glossary

ZIFT (Arab) Bad, rotten, extremely foul
US (Army slang) Unserviceable
CHI (Arab) Tea
WADI (Arab) A rocky valley
KING BILLY (Liverpool slang) King William 3rd.
PATRICK/PADDY (Liverpool slang) St. Patrick
TONTI (Spanish) Mad, crazy
MAALESH (Arab) Never mind!
STRAIGHT UP (Army slang) True, authentic
KHAMSIN (Arab) Sultry desert wind
QWISE (Arab) Good
MISH QWISE (Arab) No good
MACNOON (Arab) Mad
INSHALLAH (Arab) If God wills
BOX (Regimental code) Observation post.

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