“Hey, I looked up FUBAR in the German dictionary and there's no FUBAR in there!”
Corporal Upham, Saving Private Ryan
FUBAR: F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition is a compact dictionary which takes a frank look at the Commonwealth, American and German slang used by the men on the ground and shows how, even in the heat of action, they somehow managed to retain their sense of humour, black though it might have been.
WARNING! This is not a politically correct book. Political correctness is a modern concept and we have not applied it retrospectively to the sometimes profane, racist or sexist slang of a different time. This is an honest portrayal of slang – no embellishments, no sanitisation. Proceed with caution.