Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: The Real Language of the Modern American Military

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: The Real Language of the Modern American Military

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by Alan Axelrod
     
 

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The U.S. military’s choicest slang words and phrases and their origins.See more details below

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The U.S. military’s choicest slang words and phrases and their origins.

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Library Journal
Axelrod, a prolific writer on military topics, tours modern military slang via six topical chapters, including "Cake Eaters and Chicken Guts." As the author acknowledges, the sources for some of his entries are from "official" authorities such as the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military Terms (available online at dtic.mil/doctrine/dod_dictionary/ and Stephen F. Tomajczyk's Dictionary of the Modern United States Military, (LJ 2/1/96), but Axelrod's main focus is "unofficial" terms, such as soldiers' rework of the "What the…" curse as expressed in this book's title. While highly readable, this reference would have benefited from an overall index. VERDICT A colorful reference for libraries serving veterans and veteran studies audiences.

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ISBN-13:
9781620876473
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,353,963
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 5.00(d)

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