Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The Trench Talk That Is Entrenched In The English Language

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If you're feeling washed out, fed up or downright lousy, World War One is to blame. From cushy to crummy and blind spot to binge drink, a new study reveals the impact the First World War had on the English language and the words it introduced.

New research has shown how the conflict meant that hundreds of words and phrases came into common parlance thanks to the trenches. Among the list of everyday terms found to have originated or spread from the conflict are cushy, snapshot, bloke, conk out and pushing up daisies.

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