Words That Were Brought To Us By World War I
WORDS THAT WERE BROUGHT TO US BY WORLD WAR I
Language is a fascinating and ever-evolving thing. It has been said that the average person speaks upwards of 16,000 words per day. And the average book is somewhere between 50 and 100,000 words long. Yet, we rarely stop to think about the words we use and how they came to be.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of World War I, CNN published this thought-provoking article on the way that the war changed the way we talk, and the words that were added to our every-day vocabulary because of it.
From “cooties” and “dud” to “camouflage” and “chow,” we hope that you find this article as interesting as we did!
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