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Battlefield Colloquialisms of World War I (1914-1918)

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All kinds of groups develop their own slang, and the military is no exception. Slang is an in-group language which has to be understood if you are to be accepted as a member. An outsider can pretend to be a member, but unless they know the slang, they will not be accepted. On the Western Front, infiltrators and spies were a threat. The battlefield slang that developed over the course of the war helped to validate a person's allegiance. In strongly hierarchical groups like the military, the enlisted men use slang to have a laugh at the expense of the officers, what linguists call 'diminishing the dignity of the formal language'.The totality of the British armed forces was diverse. It comprised not just British soldiers. It also included soldiers from English-speaking former British colonies like Australia, Canada, India, South Africa and New Zealand. The colloquialisms of the British soldier are colourful and often irreverent for the reason mentioned earlier. Many come from Indian and Arabic words acquired during earlier military actions in India and Egypt. Other colloquialisms are Anglicised words, phrases and place names learned from their French allies. The military phonetic alphabet, known as Signalese, also contributed substantially to the battlefield colloquiums of World War I. The term 'Ack-Emma' for example means in the morning, or AM, and comes from the phonetic alphabet as listed below. In 1918, the British military alphabet was; Ack, Beer, Cork, Don, Eddy, Freddy, George, Harry, Ink, Jug, King, London, Emma, Nuts, Orange, Pip, Quad, Robert, Esses, Toc, Uncle, Vic, William, Xerxes, Yellow, Zebra.A-1. First rate, by 1916 the British War Office had instituted a nine point rating scale for recruit fitness; A-1 to A-3, B-1 to B-3, C-1 to C-3.ABDUL. Turk, the individual or collective term for Turkish people. Ottoman Turkey was a member of the Central Powers. ABOUT TURN. Hébuterne, a French village in the Department of Pas de Calais. For much of the war Hébuterne was o
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