[Ads-l] bunker

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 18 15:34:03 UTC 2018

Here's a surprising misapprehension by a bestselling author of nonfiction:

2007 Diane Ackerman _The Zookeeper's Wife_ (NY: Norton) 118: In wartime
Poland, the word _bunker_ didn't conjure up the simple trench it might
today, but a damp underground shelter, with shafts and air vents [etc.].

In other words, pretty much what it does mean today.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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