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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: The Real Language of the Modern American Military by [Axelrod, Alan]
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: The Real Language of the Modern American Military 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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Length: 225 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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An Alpha-to-Zulu guide to the complex and colorful slang used by the United States armed forces.
Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have over centuries come up with words, phrases, and acronyms to express everything from raw emotion to complex technology. The military is both a distinctive way of life and a community—one with a language of its own.
With this book, you can get a command of the lingo and what it means—from mating mosquitoes to gadget to panty raid, as well as some less delicate entries. You’ll also discover the military roots of words and expressions that have made their way into civilian language, like attaboy and hotdog.
Whether you’re interested in military life or the quirks of American language, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a fascinating tour.

About the Author

Alan Axelrod is the author of more than forty books on military history, business management, trade reference, and other nonfiction subjects, including The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter. He and his work have been featured in Business Week, Fortune, Cosmopolitan, and USA Today. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 766 KB
  • Print Length: 225 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (1 June 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D2C1DMM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #845,641 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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