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The Resource War slang : American fighting words and phrases from the Civil War to the war in Iraq, Paul Dickson

War slang : American fighting words and phrases from the Civil War to the war in Iraq, Paul Dickson

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War slang : American fighting words and phrases from the Civil War to the war in Iraq
Title
War slang
Title remainder
American fighting words and phrases from the Civil War to the war in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Paul Dickson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Dickson, one of the country's leading authorities on American slang, offers the first comprehensive collection of fighting words and war time phrases Americans have used from the Civil War to the Iraq War. This definitive dictionary, updated and expanded to include the events of September 11 and the war on terrorism, is arranged war by war and reveals military slang at its most colorful, innovative, brutal, and ironic. Dickson also shows how language mirrors the unique experience of each conflict. For example, World War II brought unprecedented linguistic experimentation, innovation, and abbreviation, including " dogface, quisling, blitz, and the immortal GI as well as the rich stew of pidgin English used to communicate with the native peoples of the South Pacific. Raw frustration and cynicism surface in the slang of the Vietnam War, with a record number of synonyms for the verb to kill, including blow away, dust, get some grease, waste, and zap. Beginning with a brief overview of the Revolutionary War, War Slang reveals the thoughts, attitudes, and environments of America
Cataloging source
MJE
Dewey number
427/.973/088355
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3727.S7
LC item number
D53
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
Label
War slang : American fighting words and phrases from the Civil War to the war in Iraq, Paul Dickson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
sky232802913
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed., 1st Bristol Park Books ed.
Extent
xi, 428 p.
Isbn
9780884864073
System control number
a1649833
Label
War slang : American fighting words and phrases from the Civil War to the war in Iraq, Paul Dickson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
sky232802913
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed., 1st Bristol Park Books ed.
Extent
xi, 428 p.
Isbn
9780884864073
System control number
a1649833

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