Skip to comments.Very Vain Vanity: is the term "IED" well known today? (writing song lyrics)
Posted on 03/27/2012 10:20:36 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
I am trying to write lyrics for a song involving a troop who went to Iraq and whose vehicle encountered an IED (improvised explosive device, i.e. Islamoterrorist guerilla road bomb) that exploded. It presents the man as a hero who saved his buddies when they were thrown out of the vehicle, but who himself perished in a hail of automatic fire from the enemy. There is a lot more to the story both before and afterwards than this, but it is an important story element.
The term "IED" is a lot more euphonious (the syllables have a better sound) in the context I have than "roadside bomb" and several other terms don't seem to fit -- but I also want the audience who understands this to be more than just veterans. How likely would you think it is that "IED" (pronounced eye-ee-dee with accent on the first syllable) would draw a puzzled look from the average American listener to patriotic country music?
“IED” is pretty much a part of our language today. You hear of it when talking to any soldier, and it’s in the papers fairly frequently.
Chances are fairly high that anyone who is not living under a rock, has heard the term and knows it well.
Many Democrats think it’s a birth control device.
Is it a love song?
The term originated in an EOD regulation quite a while ago. Most people who are paying attention to current events know what it means.
Lol... they must have IUD in mind
In a sense yes, but not about amorous love. It’s about the kind of love that lays down its life for its friends.
IED is a well known term for the bombs, I think you can use it
Yes. It’s definitely in the common lexicon.