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War Slang

American Fighting Words and Phrases Since the Civil War, Second Edition

by Paul Dickson

  • 136 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Potomac Books Inc. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dialectology,
  • Reference works,
  • Slang & jargon,
  • United States,
  • Military art and science,
  • Language,
  • English Language Dictionaries,
  • Military Science (General),
  • Social History,
  • Technology,
  • History - Military / War,
  • American English,
  • Military,
  • USA,
  • Dictionaries - Idioms & Slang,
  • Military - United States,
  • History / Military / United States,
  • Soldiers,
  • Slang,
  • Dictionaries - General,
  • Military Science,
  • Dictionaries,
  • English language

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages432
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8743280M
    ISBN 101574887106
    ISBN 109781574887105


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Program was established to help fill-in leadership holes within the ranks during the war. Shaming: Goofing off or getting by with the least amount of effort. Shit on a Shingle: Slang for a piece of toast with chipped beef and gravy. Shitters: outhouse like enclosures – usually 3 or 6.

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