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Airborne to Chairborne

Author : A.S. Ahluwalia
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"AIRBORNE TO CHAIRBORNE" ´Chairborne´ is not commonly used as one word but as separated ´chair borne´, but Encarta Dictionary gives the meaning of this used as one word as: "holding sedentary military job" Work at a desk in an office job in the armed forces rather than having combat or field duties. Since, I started my lawyer´s career within the air force going into the Department of the Judge Advocate, I think it is appropriately used.

Nineteen Jumps and a Prayer

Author : Travis Monday
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In the summer of 1970, 18-year-old Travis Monday joined the U.S. Army and volunteered for Airborne School and for Vietnam. Thirty-five years later he wrote his own story -- Nineteen Jumps and a Prayer. His adventures as an Army paratrooper and as a Vietnam veteran also serve as a platform for telling the stories of others -- including other war veterans. And they enable him to explain how he overcame Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through faith in God.

Airborne to Chairborne

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"AIRBORNE TO CHAIRBORNE" ´Chairborne´ is not commonly used as one word but as separated ´chair borne´, but Encarta Dictionary gives the meaning of this used as one word as: "holding sedentary military job" Work at a desk in an office job in the armed forces rather than having combat or field duties. Since, I started my lawyer´s career within the air force going into the Department of the Judge Advocate, I think it is appropriately used.

INDIA S MAJOR MILITARY RESCUE OPERATIONS

Author : Dr. Hemant Kumar Pandey & Manish Raj Singh
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The book on “INDIA’s MAJOR MILITARY & RESCUE OPERATIONS” by Dr. H.K. Pandey and Manish Raj Singh which has been very well conceptualized. Both the writers have been into the process for almost last two years and have obtained the required details from all the possible available sources, researched it well and have given it a wonderful shape, to help anyone who wants to know about Indian Military & Rescue Operations. Dr. H.K. Pandey has a varied experience behind him being the present Head of the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies at Meerut College, Meerut. He has always positive attitude toward his subject. His knowledge and mastery on the subject is enormous. Manish Raj Singh, is a student in the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies at Meerut College, Meerut has shown keen interest and dedication towards the subject completely. He is very hardworking and enthusiastic. He has left no stones unturned to get the details about the topics of the subjects and comes out with the best possible outcome. His knowledge of the subject is evident from the work produced in this detailed book. The book has wonderfully covered the background, political views, role, tasks and the major technological development during these military and rescue operations. The book shall be of great help to the students of Defence Studies/Military Science of various Colleges and Universities all over India to get a fair idea about the strengths of India’s Operations to enhance their knowledge about operations for their use in subject for competitive examinations as applicable to them at various levels of their career. The general readers too will get a fair idea about the strength of Indian Forces during these operations at national and international level. This will give them the confidence to work hard in their concerned fields towards the development of a stronger India that is capable to take on its adversaries neighboring countries anytime and defeat their ongoing plans to imbalance its development as a power in South Asia. I once again congratulate both the writers for giving a comprehensive concise look at Indian Operations through their book and wish them all the success in their future endeavors. Maj. Gen. A K Shukla (VSM)

Journal of the United States Artillery

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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Author : Tom Dalzell
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Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language. In addition to this hard back two volume set, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English will also be the first slang dictionary available on-line, giving readers unprecedented access to the rich world of slang. For details, including hardback plus on-line bundle offers, please visit www.partridgeslangonline.com

The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English

Author : Tom Dalzell
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The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang offers the ultimate record of modern, post WW2 American Slang. The 25,000 entries are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words as well as offer examples of usage from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, musical lyrics, and Internet user groups. Etymology, cultural context, country of origin and the date the word was first used are also provided. In terms of content, the cultural transformations since 1945 are astounding. Television, computers, drugs, music, unpopular wars, youth movements, changing racial sensitivities and attitudes towards sex and sexuality are all substantial factors that have shaped culture and language. This new edition includes over 500 new headwords collected with citations from the last five years, a period of immense change in the English language, as well as revised existing entries with new dating and citations. No term is excluded on the grounds that it might be considered offensive as a racial, ethnic, religious, sexual or any kind of slur. This dictionary contains many entries and citations that will, and should, offend. Rich, scholarly and informative, The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English is an indispensable resource for language researchers, lexicographers and translators.

Vietnam War Slang

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In 2014, the US marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the basis for the Johnson administration’s escalation of American military involvement in Southeast Asia and war against North Vietnam. Vietnam War Slang outlines the context behind the slang used by members of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. Troops facing and inflicting death display a high degree of linguistic creativity. Vietnam was the last American war fought by an army with conscripts, and their involuntary participation in the war added a dimension to the language. War has always been an incubator for slang; it is brutal, and brutality demands a vocabulary to describe what we don’t encounter in peacetime civilian life. Furthermore, such language serves to create an intense bond between comrades in the armed forces, helping them to support the heavy burdens of war. The troops in Vietnam faced the usual demands of war, as well as several that were unique to Vietnam – a murky political basis for the war, widespread corruption in the ruling government, untraditional guerilla warfare, an unpredictable civilian population in Vietnam, and a growing lack of popular support for the war back in the US. For all these reasons, the language of those who fought in Vietnam was a vivid reflection of life in wartime. Vietnam War Slang lays out the definitive record of the lexicon of Americans who fought in the Vietnam War. Assuming no prior knowledge, it presents around 2000 headwords, with each entry divided into sections giving parts of speech, definitions, glosses, the countries of origin, dates of earliest known citations, and citations. It will be an essential resource for Vietnam veterans and their families, students and readers of history, and anyone interested in the principles underpinning the development of slang.

The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Author : Terry Victor
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Reviews of the two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, 2005: The king is dead. Long live the king! The old Partridge is not really dead; it remains the best record of British slang antedating 1945 Now, however, the preferred source for information about English slang of the past 60 years is the New Partridge. James Rettig, Booklist, American Library Association Most slang dictionaries are no better than momgrams or a rub of the brush, put together by shmegegges looking to make some moola. The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, on the other hand, is the wee babes. Ian Sansom, The Guardian The Concise New Partridge presents, for the first time, all the slang terms from the New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume. With over 60,000 entries from around the English-speaking world, the Concise gives you the language of beats, hipsters, Teddy Boys, mods and rockers, hippies, pimps, druggies, whores, punks, skinheads, ravers, surfers, Valley girls, dudes, pill-popping truck drivers, hackers, rappers and more. The Concise New Partridge is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning its rude, its delightful, and its a prize for anyone with a love of language.

It Didn t Play in Peoria

Author : Gregory H. Wahl
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"Will it play in Peoria?" was an old Vaudeville phrase meaning, "Will it appeal to the average person?" The Illinois city has gained fame through the years, but more often as the butt of jokes or as an example of the typical Middle American town than through any recognition of its many accomplishments. But it had greatness in its grasp, and more than once. Peoria boasts a string of close brushes with prosperity, any one of which could have made it a Chicago or a St. Louis. Charles Lindbergh, for example, first approached Peoria for backing for his historic flight, but the town's moneymen refused him and his Spirit of Peoria, perhaps losing a chance at the airline industry as well.