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Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis: The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases

Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis: The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Donald, Graeme

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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, Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis 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 that we use without thought on a daily basis.
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ISBN 9781849081573
Released AU 20 May 2012
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series General Military
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ISBN-13 9781849081573
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Released 20 May 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Donald, Graeme
Series General Military
Category Language & Linguistics
Military History
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 120mm
Height: 185mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 422
Weight 268g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress English language, English language - Etymology, Military art and science - English-speaking countries
NBS Text History of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade

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