Canada and the First World War

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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.

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