Lingo of No Man's Land: A World War I Slang Dictionary.

Smith, Lorenzo N.

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A facsimile of the 1918 publication which was compiled by a Canadian soldier, it gives insight into life on the front line. It is interesting that many of the words Smith felt the need to define are now considered unremarkable, demonstrating how much contemporary English comes from World War I…words such as aerial photography, armoured car, bomb, camouflage, concussion and crater. Words we might not find so familiar include cootie, mad minute, poultice wallopers, entrenching tool and French beer.

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. It gives a fascinating contemporary insight into life on the front line. What is surprising for the modern reader is the number of words and phrases that Smith felt the need to define which are now considered unremarkable: these include aerial photography, armoured car, bomb, camouflage, concussion and crater. This in itself demonstrates how much contemporary English comes from World War I. Also included are many words that do not appear in any other World War I dictionaries.

Book Details

Author Smith, Lorenzo N.
Format HC
Publisher The British Library Publishing Division
Imprint The British Library Publishing Division
Number of Pages 112
Illustrations illustrations (black and white)
Publish Date 15/06/2014
Catalogue Jun18
Catalogue book number 262