Well spoken, Corporal.
(He won’t be a Sergeant much longer for using a loaded word like “tribal” in Øbamastan)
Sad, but true. As a literal reference he is exactly correct. The other connotations will do him in. English is not spoken in America any more. Remember the guy that used the word niggardly and everyone got upset because they thought it was a racial slur.
nig·gard·ly/ Adjective: Not generous; stingy: "the company was particularly niggardly with salaries"