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WWI had impact on the English language

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If you’re feeling washed out, fed up or downright lousy, World War One is to blame.

New research has shown how the conflict meant that hundreds of words and phrases came into common parlance thanks to the trenches.

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.

http://www.telegraph...h-language.html

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WWII had the same impact, as have a lot of other languages and events throughout history. :P English is a melting pot of languages.

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How about shell shocked.great read.

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