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By Paul Dickson

From the homegrown "boodle" of the nineteenth century to present "misunderstandistan" within the heart East, America's finest specialist on slang finds army lingo at its so much colourful, leading edge, brutal, and ironic. writer Paul Dickson introduces the various "new phrases and words born of clash, boredom, reliable humor, undesirable foodstuff, new know-how, and the natural horror of war." This newly up-to-date reference extends to the post-9/11 global and the yank army presence in Iraq and Afghanistan. urged by means of William Safire in his "On Language" column of The big apple Times, it gains dictionary-style entries, prepared chronologically by means of clash, with worthy introductions to every part and an index for handy reference. 
"Paul Dickson is a countrywide treasure who merits a large audience," declared Library Journal. the writer of greater than 50 books, Dickson has written generally on language. This extended version of War Slang gains new fabric by means of journalist Ben Lando, Iraq Bureau leader for Iraq Oil Report and a typical contributor to The Wall highway Journal and Time. It serves language fanatics and army historians alike via including an eloquent new measurement to our figuring out of war. 

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