Trench Slang

Trench Slang
"Trench Terms and Their Meanings" was a regular installment of The Listening Post, a Canadian trench newspaper. This page covers "Soft Job," any work with less danger than being at the front, and "Whizz-Bang," a small shell humourously described as a dark, elongated insect. Trench slang was an exclusive dialect that helped to unify front line soldiers. At the same time, it excluded civilians from the inner world of the trenches.

"Trench Terms and Their Meanings," The Listening Post, No. 29,
1 Dec 1917,
p. 26,
RARE PER D 501 L578,
Hartland-Molson Library Collection