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Communication Trivia Answers

Did you guess that the meanings of these slang terms from The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English had a Veterans’ Day theme?  Here are the definitions:

  • Blisterfoot: noun an infantry soldier.
  • Eggbeater: noun a single-rotor helicopter.  Coined well before the war in Korea, but used extensively by US forces in Korea.
  • Moonbeam: noun a flashlight.
  • One of the original twelve: noun an extremely high-ranking officer.  Us naval aviator usage.
  • Red-legs : noun the artillery.  From the red stripes on the trousers of Union artillerymen during the US Civil War.

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Kristyna Carroll
Research Support Librarian
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
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Communication Trivia

Can you guess the meanings of these slang terms from The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English?  Leave your definitions in the comments, and check back Thursday for what the dictionary has to say!

  • Blisterfoot
  • Eggbeater
  • Moonbeam
  • One of the original twelve
  • Red-legs

______________________________________________

Kristyna Carroll
Research Support Librarian
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391

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