5 edition of War Slang found in the catalog.
September 1, 1994
by Diane Pub Co
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||403|
New Book: A Dictionary Of Vietnam War Slang Aug by Editorial Staff 1 Comment On August 7th, the US marked the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the basis for the Johnson administration’s escalation of American military involvement in Southeast Asia and war against North Vietnam. Crumb Catcher – Military slang describing the mouth. Crusher – Hats worn by pilots during World War II. The hat's wide top brim would need to be crushed down to allow for headsets to be worn.
I called the book Straight From the Fridge, Dad, an adaptation of a slang phrase meaning “cool” that I’d heard in that jewel among teenage exploitation films, Beat Girl (). The book was. I’ve also added links to VVA book reviews, and a new section where readers can make recommendations of their own. Military Slang is the most visited page on my website. Here visitors can see a list of slang terms used by soldiers during the Vietnam War .
A couple of references associate “book it” meaning to move fast with “book it” meaning to study or “hit the books”. (Black Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner by Geneva Smitherman, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, ; and Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, A–G by J.E. Lighter. Read this book on Questia. Cu Chi, (body bag), Shit-hook (Chinook helicopter), dink (Vietnamese slang for a G.I.), slope (G.I. slang for a Vietnamese), hose (kill), boom-boom (what's done in a tapioca mill, or whorehouse), Mike-Juliet (marijuana), pogey bait, DO, C-2A, L Zed (Aussie for landing zone), rat-turds (oak leaf clusters), thousand yard stare, Samozaryadnyi karabin (Soviet rifle.
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In "War Slang", Paul Dickson tries to address the unique lexicon of those under arms in a way similar to those who play baseball in his earlier book "The Hidden Language of Baseball. Those who have served (or spent time with those who have served) will recognize many of the terms presented here, /5(9).
“In capturing the earthly color of the language of the trenches, Paul Dickson has written an A-1 blockbuster of a book.” “ War Slang is both an invaluable reference and a word lover’s delight.” “The author’s brief but carefully thought-out informal introductions to each section help define the flavor of the period.” “Paul Dickson is 5/5(2).
War Slang: American Fighting Words and Phrases from the Civil War to the Gulf War. The popular author of Slang. returns to explain American fighting words and phrases from the Civil War /5.
The NOOK Book (eBook) War Slang book the War Slang: American Fighting Words & Phrases Since the Civil War, Third Edition by Paul Dickson at Barnes & Brand: Dover Publications. In "War Slang", Paul Dickson tries to address the unique lexicon of those under arms in a way similar to those who play baseball in his earlier book "The Hidden Language of Baseball.
Those who have served (or spent time with those who have served) will recognize many of the terms presented here, Reviews: 9. Overview From the Civil War to War in Iraq, Paul Dickson, the country's foremost authority on American slang, offers this comprehensive collection of fighting words and phrases used by Americans at : Paul Dickson.
The books is called "Grunt Slang in Vietnam" and it is indeed a comprehensive collection of GI terminology and slang from the A-7A belt through Mosquito Wings and on to ZULU Time. It's an easy resource to use for anyone looking to understand slang terms of the era, and a trip down memory lane for anyone who served during that time period.5/5(4).
FUBAR is a detailed survey of the slang of World War II as it was used and evolved by US, German, and Commonwealth fighting men and women. This book lists hundreds of distinctive and evocative slangs, complete with their definitions and origins/5(35). Lingo of No Man’s Land: A World War I Slang Dictionary, By Lorenzo N.
Smith War buffs and word buffs alike will love this comprehensive, humorous, and enlightening slang dictionary, which was first published in to help demystify the many slang terms that were being bandied about by soldiers during the First World : Molly Schoemann-Mccann.
Moving on to your second book, Eric Partridge’s Slang To-day and Yesterday which was published in Eric Partridge was the leading English language slang lexicographer of the 20th century.
His Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English appeared in and editions continued to appear until the posthumous edition of An incomparable reference work, WAR SLANG serves the language lover and military historian alike by adding a brilliant and provocative new dimension to the understanding of warPaul 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 expanded edition of War Slang features new material by journalist Ben Lando, Iraq Bureau Chief for Iraq Oil Report and a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal and Time. It serves. Vietnam War Slang outlines the context behind the slang used by members of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War.
Troops facing and inflicting death display a high degree of linguistic creativity. Vietnam was the last American war fought by an army with conscripts.
Beginning with a brief overview of the Revolutionary War, War Slang reveals the thoughts, attitudes, and environments of America’s fighting men and women from the last years.
An incomparable reference work, WAR SLANG serves the language lover and military historian alike by adding a brilliant and provocative new dimension to the Author: Paul Dickson. The slang lexicographer Jonathon Green reviews Words and the First World War by Julian Walker (Bloomsbury). In his Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words, John Camden Hotten 5/5.
The Vietnam War became a helicopter war for American forces, and a common way for an infantryman to go into action was by "Slick.". "Slick" was the term used to refer to an assault helicopter used to place troops into combat during airmobile operations. The UH-1 became the premier helicopter for this.
Vietnam War Slang lays out the definitive record of the lexicon of Americans who fought in the Vietnam War. Assuming no prior knowledge, it presents around headwords, with each entry divided into sections giving parts of speech, definitions, glosses, the countries of origin, dates of earliest known citations, and citations.
Internet Archive BookReader War slang: American fighting words and phrases since the Civil War War slang: American fighting words and phrases since the Civil War. Author. Dickson, Paul. Copy and paste one of these options to share this book elsewhere.
Link to this page view Link to the book. Every generation of veterans has its own slang. The Donut Dollies. (From "Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel") Fallopian tubing for inside the turrets of tanks – Prank used by tankers to send.
The author of more than 50 books, Dickson has written extensively on language. This expanded edition of War Slang features new material by journalist Ben Lando, Iraq Bureau Chief for Iraq Oil Report and a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal and : Dover Publications.
SOF How does your military background relate to a Vietnam War slang book? GLR I’ve long had an interest in military slang—I wrote two World War II slang dictionaries (FUBAR and SNAFU). Vietnam War slang was particularly interesting as it has origins dating back to World War II, the Korean War, and even French, Chinese, and Filipino origin terms.
Every generation of veterans has its own slang. The location of deployed troops, their mission, and their allies all make for a unique lingo that can be pretty difficult to forget. That same vernacular isn't always politically correct.
It's still worth looking at the non-PC Vietnam War slang used by troops while in country because it gives an Author: Blake Stilwell.Shake ‘n Bake: Soldiers who earn sergeant stripes after specialized training prior to arrival in Vietnam. Program was established to help fill-in leadership holes within the ranks during the war.
Shaming: Goofing off or getting by with the least amount of effort. Shit on a Shingle: Slang for a piece of toast with chipped beef and gravy. Shitters: outhouse like enclosures – usually 3 or 6.