Fighting Talk (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
280
Utgivningsdatum
2008-08-07
Förlag
Osprey Publishing
Illustrationer
Illustrations
Dimensioner
187 x 131 x 32 mm
Vikt
363 g
ISBN
9781846034558
Fighting Talk (inbunden)

Fighting Talk

The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases

Inbunden Engelska, 2008-08-07
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Did you know they started 'hearing through the grapevine' during the American Civil War, that 'ghettos' originated in Venice or that 'deadline' has a very sinister origin? Jam-packed with many amazing facts, "Fighting Talk" is a fascinating trip through the words and phrases that came to us from the military but nowadays are used by soldier and civilian alike. The sources of many are surprising and their original use is often far removed from that of today. From 'duds' to 'freelancers' and 'morris dancing' to 'bikini' this enthralling book describes the military origins of words and phrases that we use on a daily basis.
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