“Pushing Up Daisies”

How the military slang of Brits in World War I shaped English today:

“Among the list of everyday terms found to have originated or spread from the conflict are cushy, snapshot, bloke, wash out, conk out, blind spot, binge drink and pushing up daisies.

The research has been conducted by Peter Doyle, a military historian, and Julian Walker, an etymologist, who have analysed thousands of documents from the period — including letters from the front, trench newspapers, diaries, books and official military records – to trace how language changed during the four years of the war.”

I love this stuff.

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