Interview request from the Washington Post--(WWII terms)
gcohen at UMR.EDU
Thu Apr 8 00:18:38 UTC 2004
The Washington Post reporter, Manny Fernandez, has gotten in touch
with Paul Dickson. Here now is one more relevant item:
Gerald Cohen: "_Gung Ho Revisited," in: _Studies in Slang_, IV (by
Gerald Leonard Cohen), Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1995, pp. 1-50.
This is one of the most interesting terms to emerge from World War II.
At 9:51 AM -0500 4/6/04, Gerald Cohen wrote:
>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 aol.com
>>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.
>>Washington Post reporter
>fernandezm at WASHPOST.COM
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