Vietnam Slang

Choose the correct meaning.
The answers appear after the last question, number 10.

1. Ground Pounder

a. a bomb
b. infantryman
c. pilots

2. hootch

a. a bar
b. living quarters
c. a belt

3. horse pill

a. antimalaria pill
b. Vitamin C
c. Vitamin E

4. lifer

a. career soldier
b. a helicopter
c. Heaven

5. maverick

a. a stolen government vehicle
b. ARVN soldier
c. the VC

6. moonshine

a. Saigon Tea
b. a full moon
c. a flare-carrying aircraft

7. native sport

a. hunting for VC
b. hunting tigers
c. sipping tea

8. number ten

a. the best
b. the worst
c. so-so

9. piss tube

a. a tank
b. a jeep
c. a mortar

10. spook

a. civilian intelligence agent
b. a tall tale
c. a dream

Answers: 1-b, 2-b, 3-a, 4-a, 5-a, 6-c, 7-a, 8-b, 9-c, 10-a

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