Reblog: 20 Slang Terms from World War I

Do you remember when Archie called Edith a Dingbat in “All in the Family”?  Did you know that Dingbat is a WWI  term meaning shell-shocked, crazy or mad?

Click here to learn about 19 more terms from that era.

8 thoughts on “Reblog: 20 Slang Terms from World War I”

  1. Interesting post. It is always fun to learn where slang and old sayings originated. Thanks for sharing.

    In a similar vein, I remembering being so surprised when I learned that many of the old sayings that were very commonplace a few years back originated with none other than the immortal bard himself, William Shakespeare.

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  2. Well a lot of them are of British origin and you are British. Plus it seems like Belgian remembers WWI better than most . And you are a literate guy. Thanks for commenting.

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