Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis

Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis

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'… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2013)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 280 pages

Language: English


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