Interview request from the Washington Post

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Tue Apr 6 14:51:01 UTC 2004

Try Paul Dickson, author of _War Slang: American Fighting Words and
Phrases from the Civil War to the Gulf War_ (+ various other books).
His e-mail address is
newdefiner at

Gerald Cohen

>Hello. My name is Manny Fernandez and I am a reporter at the Washington
>Post. I'm working on a story about words and phrases that were coined
>during World War II that are still in use today, such as boondocks and
>snafu, for example. I am looking for other sayings that gained popularity
>after the war, as well as any experts who I can interview about  World War
>II military slang and its effects on American culture and linguistics.
>I can be reached directly at 202-334-6555. Or feel free to send me an email
>with your contact info.
>Thank you,
>Manny Fernandez
>Washington Post reporter
fernandezm at WASHPOST.COM

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