Trench Slang

8/30/2014 - 9/5/2014

Some of our commonly used words and expressions came from the trenches.

  • Cootie- body lice (term originated in Malaya)
  • Crummy- lice eggs, which looked like bread crumbs. Hence the associated term, lousy!
  • Funk- excavated holes in trench walls where soldiers would stay when off duty. Hence, the expression, "I'm in a funk."