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2nd Apr '16 3:36:18 AM Shade21
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* In ArmA 3, the NATO troops on Altis and Stratis derogatively refer to the local armed forces, the AAF, as 'Greenbacks'. This doesn't help [[spoiler: when the AAF turn around and actively engage NATO forces on Stratis in an effort to push them off the island.]]
27th Feb '16 11:05:54 PM Seanette
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* ''Literature/WorldWarZ'': United States soldiers referred to the undead as Zack; in the United Kingdom and Europe, they called them Zed.

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* ''Literature/WorldWarZ'': United States soldiers referred to the undead as Zack; in the United Kingdom and Europe, they called them Zed. They're also referred to as "ghouls" or "G"s.
23rd Feb '16 1:43:27 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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** Done in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', in which the Federation forces were termed "Fedies", and Zeon forces called "Zeeks".

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** Done in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', in which the Federation forces were termed "Fedies", "Feddies", and Zeon forces called "Zeeks".
18th Jan '16 2:13:53 AM Gerusz
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* In ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' humans named the denizens of hell [[LiveActionTV/{{Blackadder}} "Baldricks"]], mostly to avoid calling them demons and thus imply that they are very much a beatable enemy.

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* In ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' humans named the denizens of hell [[LiveActionTV/{{Blackadder}} "Baldricks"]], mostly to avoid calling them demons and thus imply that they are very much a beatable enemy. The name caught on after Gordon Brown replied to The Message with the phrase "Sod off, Baldrick!"
18th Jan '16 2:11:24 AM Gerusz
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* In ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' humans named the denizens of hell [[LiveActionTV/{{Blackadder}} "Baldricks"]], mostly to avoid calling them demons and thus imply that they are very much a beatable enemy.
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13th Nov '15 8:33:45 PM blerg223
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* ''Literature/TheDraka'': Americans and the rest of the Alliance for Democracy refer to the Draka as "Snakes" for their ruthlessness and amorality. The Draka, for their part, refer to Germans as "Fritz", Russians as "Ivan", Arabs as "Abdul", and normal Americans as "Yank" or "Yankee".
4th Nov '15 4:30:23 PM Conradus
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*** You'll sometimes hear Orks call Space Marines "Beakies", which was inspired by the beaked helmets of the Mark VI "Corvus" armor, even though few Space Marines wear Mark VI armor these days, it having been mostly replaced by the Mark VII "Aquila".

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*** You'll sometimes hear Orks call Space Marines "Beakies", which was inspired by the beaked helmets of the Mark VI "Corvus" armor, even though few Space Marines wear Mark VI armor these days, it having been mostly replaced by the Mark VII "Aquila". Humans as a whole, especially Imperial Guard, are usually called "humies".
4th Nov '15 4:27:03 PM Conradus
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*** You'll sometimes hear Orks call Space Marines "Beakies", which was inspired by the beaked helmets of the Mark VI "Corvus" armor, even though few Space Marines wear Mark VI armor these days, it having been mostly replaced by the Mark VII "Aquila".
7th Oct '15 12:27:30 AM morane
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* [[UsefulNotes/FinnsWithFearsomeforests Finns]] called Russians usually "Ivan" or "Vanya". Sometimes also the derogatory "ryssä" and "slobo" were used. Germans were called "Fritz" or "Saku"; also names like "sakemanni" and "niksmanni" are known.
** The Finnish Civil War 1918 was extremely brutal and the Reds were called ''punikki'' (rednicks) and Whites as ''lahtari'' (butchers). Technically ''both'' sides were guilty of high treason.
28th Sep '15 2:18:52 PM infinity370
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--> Vahlen "This is the most physically aggressive specimen specimen we've discovered so far, which the troops fondly refer to as "the muton". I can only assume there's a colorful backstory for such a designation."

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--> Vahlen "This is the most physically aggressive specimen specimen we've discovered so far, which the troops fondly refer to as "the muton". I can only assume there's a colorful backstory for such a designation."
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