The Great War produced its own idiom and slang. Many of the new words and phrases created during the long conflict, such as ‘tank’ and ‘barrage’, became part of standard English, although often with a different nuance of meaning.
The recording of Australian soldier slang was seen as important at the end of the war. It was recognised as being integral ... More
by Barry J. Blake
Oxford University Press, $24.95 hb, 339 pp, 9780199579280
The ‘secret language’ of the title of this book covers many kinds and levels of secrecy (things hidden and concealed), and a ... More