A traumatic event or bad situation from which you need to escape immediately.
So that party last night, all the underage kids started puking up. We were loading them into ambulances to get their stomachs pumped and their parents were turning up. Fucking Vietnam, man.
by bryce_h September 27, 2006
RE: the 2 million North Vietnamese Casualties included civilians.

Not true. Around 4 MILLION civilians were killed as a result of the war. In response to the idea that there were many other countries involved other than south vietnam is preposterous. Vietnam is much like Iraq is today: a handful of soldiers from allied countries.

The United States did not get its ass kicked The paris peace accords were signed and as a result the troops were taken withdrawn and american POWs were released. Nixon told the south vietnamese that he would send soldiers back in if the treaty was broken.

However, Nixon was fighting for his political life due to the watergate scandal and along with his resignation went an ally to south vietnam. President Ford didn't give a shit about vietnam and the North vietnamese knew this.

The weak North took control of the South and america shrugged. This wasn't because of an ass kicking, this was because america didn't think this was there war to fight and only did so because 'hawks' controlled the white house.
The North Vietnamese took control over the South, but only because the U.S allowed them to do so. Not because the U.S was bested.
by nathaniel June 23, 2004
The word "To Vietnam", a transitive verb, is used to describe a specie of treacherous conduct used by a weak and beggarly foe to defeat a stronger and more righteous foe. The Republic of Vietnam was a party, with the US, to the SEATO treaty which said that if any party outside the treaty attacked any member, that the other treaty members would help the attacked member. The US was therefore bound by duty and honor to enter the war upon the invasion of the south by the north. North Vietnam intended to and tried hard to impose a communistic form of government on the south by military force. North Vietnam was the point soldier in a proxy effort by communism aparatchicks to rule the entire world, but they could get any traction at all while American solders like me were there. In 1973 the commies "Vietnamed" or tricked the USA into leaving RVN. The commies promised that if we left Vietnam they would never again invade the south with military force. We left in 1973 and by 1975 the commies were openly breaking the Paris treaty.
We can't beat you, numbah 10 GI, because you are too strong of a military force, and we are only weak and beggarly slope headed gooks, so we will VIETNAM YOU.
by pamschel December 11, 2006
something that is inappropriate to talk about in the presence of those who were not involved.

Synonymous with code of the road, a phrase used to limit those who shared an experience to talking about it amongst themselves and not to others.
"Remember, what happens on this batchelor party is Vietnam"

or if someone says something breaking the code of the road

"DUDE! That's Vietnam man!!"
by inspire_d March 03, 2004
A country that LOST in a war against the United States. Not only was the war won by the United States, but it was a blowout. Until Vietnam, our military was never so successful. With G. Warren Nutter (my grandpa, assistant secretary of defense) running the war, we won decisevily. We estimated bodycounts in which we overwhelmingly won. Media said that it was wrong, that they lost less. Turns out we won by even more than we thought. The Vietcong was wiped out by the time we left Vietnam, and the North Vietnamese army was pushed back and annihilated. (see victory to understand how the war went for the United States)
Hippie- whoa dude, im really high! i think were loosing the war!
Intelligent person- look, we killed far more of them, sent them back and completed our goal.
General public- dude, he's right, we're loosing!
Politicians- If we dont pull out, we wont be reellected!!!
Nutter- Yes, but it would be better for the world to keep fighting. We are extremely victorious and could cripple communism in Asia. The public is wrong and we could still help the world before next election
Politicians- No! i dun care!! we leave!!!
by Urban Dictionary May 16, 2005
a let down, or something that is said when dissapointment comes to you
i shot myself with a bottle rocket, oh vietnam
by Taegen July 09, 2005
The Americans used 1/10 of the total american military. Nukes were not used nor where many other advanced weapons. The generals in the army wanted to invade north vietnam but couldnt because the president was an idiot. 3 million communists were killed, 50 thousand americans. Maybe we didnt win, but if politics didnt run the army, we would have.
To say america cant beat vietnam is so stupid i could puke. look at facts you morons.
by loca September 11, 2004
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