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A Dictionary Of Raf Slang

Author : Eric Partridge
ISBN : 1405930594
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Drop your visiting cards, put aside your beer-lever, stop being a half-pint hero and discover the gloriously funny slang which was part of everyday life in two world wars. Passion-killers: Airwomen's service knickers, whether twilights (the lighter, summer-weight variety) or black-outs (the navy-blue winter-weights). A wise directive has purposely made them as unromantic in colour and in design as a wise directive could imagine. Thanks to the work of Eric Partridge in 1945, the hilarious slang of the Royal Air Force during the first two World Wars has been preserved for generations to come. While some phrases like 'chocks away!' have lasted to this day, others deserve to be rediscovered... Beer-lever: From pub-bars, meaning the 'Joystick' of an aircraft. Canteen cowboy: A ladies' man. Half-pint hero: A boaster. One who exemplifies the virtue of Dutch courage without having the trouble of going into action. Tin fish: A torpedo. Umbrella man: A parachutist. Visiting-card: A bomb. Wheels down: Get ready - especially to leave a bus, tram, train. From lowering the wheels, preparatory to landing. Whistled: In a state of intoxication wherein one tends to whistle cheerfully and perhaps discordantly. The Dictionary of RAF Slang is a funny and fascinating insight into the lives of our RAF heroes, in a time gone by.

It S A Piece Of Cake Or R A F Slang Made Easy

Author : C. H. Ward-Jackson
ISBN : 9781473353671
Genre : History
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: History

The New Partridge Dictionary Of Slang And Unconventional English J Z

Author : Dalzell Victor Eds Staff
ISBN : 041525938X
Genre : Americanisms
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Entry includes attestations of the head word's or phrase's usage, usually in the form of a quotation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Category: Americanisms

Words And The First World War

Author : Julian Walker
ISBN : 9781350012745
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"An illustrated analytical study, Words and the First World War considers the situation at home, at war, and under categories such as race, gender and class to give a many-sided picture of language used during the conflict." The Spectator First World War expert Julian Walker looks at how the conflict shaped English and its relationship with other languages. He considers language in relation to mediation and authenticity, as well as the limitations and potential of different kinds of verbal communication. Walker also examines: - How language changed, and why changed language was used in communications - Language used at the Front and how the 'language of the war' was commercially exploited on the Home Front - The relationship between language, soldiers and class - The idea of the 'indescribability' of the war and the linguistic codes used to convey the experience 'Languages of the front' became linguistic souvenirs of the war, abandoned by soldiers but taken up by academics, memoir writers and commentators, leaving an indelible mark on the words we use even today.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Dictionary Of Catch Phrases

Author : Eric Partridge
ISBN : 9781134929993
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases.
Category: Foreign Language Study

A Dictionary Of Slang And Unconventional English

Author : Eric Partridge
ISBN : 9781134963652
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The definitive work on the subject, this Dictionary - available again in its eighth edition - gives a full account of slang and unconventional English over four centuries and will entertain and inform all language-lovers.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature Volume 1 600 1660

Author : George Watson
ISBN : 0521200040
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Slang And Euphemism

Author : Richard A. Spears
ISBN : 0824602730
Genre : Anglais (Langue) - Argot - Dictionnaires
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Category: Anglais (Langue) - Argot - Dictionnaires


Author : Amanda Laugesen
ISBN : UOM:39015063647583
Genre : History
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A collection of words used by Australians at war - a dictionary complete with information about meaning, origins and usage. Rather than a collection of military slang, it focuses on words used by ordinary Australians during wartime and demonstrates how wars have contributed to the development of Australian English.
Category: History


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ISBN : IND:30000125543458
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

Brief Lives

Author : Colin Matthew
ISBN : IND:30000068983406
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawn from the archives of The Dictionary of National Biography and collected for the first time in a single volumes, Brief Lives consists of 150 sharply drawn profiles of the men and women who have helped shape British national life this century. From Harry Lauder to Jacqueline du Pre, W. H.Auden to the Duchess of Windsor, these profiles combine wit and insight with lively and entertaining prose, anecdote, and private information. Discover: Kingley Amis on Sir John Betjeman Michael Kitson on Sir Anthony Blunt Stephen Spender on W. H. Auden Richard Ellmann on T. S. Eliot Yehudi Menuhin on Jacqueline du Pre Alan Bennett on Russell Harty Donald Trelfold on Sir Len Hutton David Cecil on Virginia Woolf
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Usage And Abusage

Author : Eric Partridge
ISBN : 0141037725
Genre : English language
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Usage and Abusage is Penguin's classic linguistic reference book that not only tells you how to use English correctly, but is also a declaration of war on its misuse. Covering grammatical problems, words that are commonly abused and confused, matters of style, as well as providing advice on how to communicate clearly and elegantly, it is the perfect reader for every writer.
Category: English language

Reference Library Stock

Author : Lionel Roy McColvin
ISBN : UCAL:$B234886
Genre : Reference books
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Bibliographic Guide To The Two World Wars

Author : Gwyn M. Bayliss
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024594785
Genre : Bibliography
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Bibliografi over bøger vedrørende 1.- og 2. Verdenskrig.
Category: Bibliography