The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,293,432 members ⚫ 1,430,845 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis

The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases

Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis by Graeme Donald
Not for sale in
your country
US$ 15.95
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

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.

Osprey Publishing Ltd; May 2013
ISBN 9781472803917
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis
Author: Graeme Donald
 

This edition is not for sale in your country. Here are some titles that might be what you're after...