A caller is curious about a slang term she hears from her friends in the military. The word is Jody, and it means someone who steals a soldier’s girlfriend. Grant tells the colorful story behind this bit of military slang, as well as the songs it inspired. Here’s a sample of Jody calls from the Vietnam war in Of Uncommon Birth: Dakota Sons in Vietnam by Mark St. Pierre, and War Dawgs: Kulbes’ Mongrels in Korea, 1950-1951 by Franklin D. R. Kestner and James Livingston. This is part of a complete episode.
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