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A Dictionary Of Raf Slang

Author : Eric Partridge
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Drop your visiting cards, put aside your beer-lever, stop being a half-pint hero and discover the gloriously funny slang which was part of everyday life in two world wars. Passion-killers: Airwomen's service knickers, whether twilights (the lighter, summer-weight variety) or black-outs (the navy-blue winter-weights). A wise directive has purposely made them as unromantic in colour and in design as a wise directive could imagine. Thanks to the work of Eric Partridge in 1945, the hilarious slang of the Royal Air Force during the first two World Wars has been preserved for generations to come. While some phrases like 'chocks away!' have lasted to this day, others deserve to be rediscovered... Beer-lever: From pub-bars, meaning the 'Joystick' of an aircraft. Canteen cowboy: A ladies' man. Half-pint hero: A boaster. One who exemplifies the virtue of Dutch courage without having the trouble of going into action. Tin fish: A torpedo. Umbrella man: A parachutist. Visiting-card: A bomb. Wheels down: Get ready - especially to leave a bus, tram, train. From lowering the wheels, preparatory to landing. Whistled: In a state of intoxication wherein one tends to whistle cheerfully and perhaps discordantly. The Dictionary of RAF Slang is a funny and fascinating insight into the lives of our RAF heroes, in a time gone by.

A Dictionary Of Raf Slang

Author : Eric Partridge
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A Dictionary Of Raf Slang

Author : Eric Partridge
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A Dictionary Of R A F Slang By Eric Partridge

Author : Eric Partridge
ISBN : OCLC:867889674
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War Speak

Author : Bernard Beadle
ISBN : 095556980X
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Over 400 different slang expressions collected remembered by Jean and Bernard Beadle (2115686 LACW Beadle JF and 1323197 Cpl Beadle BGF), with help from a band of survivors that remain. Expressions like "Gone for a Burton" lingered on, but others like "Arse End Charlie" and "Battle Bowler" have long since disappeared The book is a dictionary, but it is also a memoir of an era. For those who were not there at the time it is difficult not to think of Richard Todd, Trevor Howard (having a brief encounter) and Kenneth More in those famous black and white movies.

Wards In The Sky

Author : Mary Mackie
ISBN : 9780750962735
Genre : History
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This is the eventful story of the nurses who, since 1918, have worn the gray-blue uniform of the RAF, from World War I to D-Day; through the Falklands, in Bosnia, and on to Afghanistan. These brave professionals dealt with snakes, malaria, desert dust, and Arctic ice. Their main field of expertise is their skill for in-flight nursing, caring for very sick patients while flying back to hospitals in the UK. Over time, the caring, white-veiled "angels" of fond memory have transformed into multi-skilled technicians, female and male, whose work has helped to advance medical knowledge and practice for all of humankind. This book traces their history and brings to life the drama, romance, hardship, and, often, the hilarity, as told in the words of the nurses themselves.

Air Force Blue The Raf In World War Two Spearhead Of Victory

Author : Patrick Bishop
ISBN : 9780007433162
Genre : History
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In 2018 the RAF is one hundred years old. In his new book, destined to be a classic, Patrick Bishop examines the high point of its existence – the Second World War, when the Air Force saved the nation from defeat then led the advance to victory. A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

How To Speak Emoji

Author : Fred Benenson
ISBN : 9781449480653
Genre : Humor
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Text the pizza emoji with a question mark, and you've got dinner sorted out. Don't know what to use when you're running late, or when you want to organize a fun night out? How to Speak Emoji will help you win at texting. Featuring everyday greetings, pickup lines, workplace expressions, and tried-and-true insults, this book is perfect for the novice user or those looking to test their knowledge. With a collection of useful and hilarious phrases and a handy dictionary to demonstrate what the emojis really mean, you’ll never feel out of your depth again - or make the embarrassing mistake of putting an eggplant symbol next to a peach. Includes sections such as everyday greetings, in the workplace, in relationships and asking for help and directions, as well as how to translate song titles and film quotes, this is your complete guide to the bright new world of the emoji.

Usage And Abusage

Author : Eric Partridge
ISBN : 0393317099
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Partridge's classic guidelines for writing standard English and explanations of usage differences are updated for the nineties with articles on sexism and vogue words

The Raf In 100 Objects

Author : Peter Jacobs
ISBN : 9780750986236
Genre : History
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It was in the closing year of the First World War, on 1 April 1918, that the Royal Air Force was born from the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. Since then, the RAF has helped lead the world in the development of aviation and air warfare. From the fighters and bombers of the Second World War, through the early jet age and into modern remotely piloted air systems, the last hundred years’ development has been astronomical, and the human story no less impressive. Here Peter Jacobs gathers the most poignant objects of the RAF’s proud history and displays them together, in full splendid colour, for the first time. Aircraft, memorials, uniforms, equipment, and some items you would never expect – it’s all here, ready to be explored.

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