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Fighting Words: From War, Rebellion, and Other Combative Capers - 2 edition

Fighting Words: From War, Rebellion, and Other Combative Capers (ISBN10: 0844202851; ISBN13: 9780844202853)
ISBN13: 978-0844202853
ISBN10: 0844202851

Summary: An astonishing number of words and phrases have entered our language from warfare, including Jeep, bazooka, and G.I. as well as words such as magazine and wardrobe, which have since lost their military meaning. Here are nearly 1,000 terms, alphabetically arranged, including new phrases such as ethnic cleansing and Gulf War syndrome.

Edition/Copyright: 2
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
Published: 02/01/1999
International: No



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Lincolnwood, Illinois, U.S.A. 1999 Trade Paperback First Edition Fine in Fine jacket 0844202851 284 pages, index, illustrated. An astonishing number of words and phrases ave entered our language fro ...show morem warfare. Some of them, such as "bazooka" and "G. I., " are neologisms, pure inventions. Some have been adopted from their original meanings for use in other endeavors, as for an advertising "campain, " a mountian climber's "bivouac, " or a "rally, " And for some words in general use, such as "deadline, "pioneer, " "magazine, " and wordrobe, " the original, military meanings have been generallyn forgoten. This book explains the orgin of nearly 1, 000 words and phrases in thoroughly researched and readable enteries. ...show less
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