Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis

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Moaning Minnies and Morris dancers, silhouettes and sideburns... they might not sound very warlike, but Graeme Donald can trace their origins back to the barracks and the battlefield. From A-Team to Zap, his book explains the original sources of these martial words and phrases, whether derived from the Roman army or the Falklands War, generals or infantrymen. But no one knows for sure why 'going commando' means not wearing underwear. Previously available in Postscript as "Fighting Talk."

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Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis

Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis

The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases

Osprey2008

Hardback280pp

9781846033001     Product Code: 277212

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Moaning Minnies and Morris dancers, silhouettes and sideburns... they might not sound very warlike, but Graeme Donald can trace their origins back to the barracks and the battlefield. From A-Team to Zap, his book explains the original sources of these martial words and phrases, whether derived from the Roman army or the Falklands War, generals or infantrymen. But no one knows for sure why 'going commando' means not wearing underwear. Previously available in Postscript as "Fighting Talk."

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