How Well Do You Know Slang Of World War 2?

Formal usage of language changes over time, as natural variations and preferences take root in culture. However, while those changes in formal word usage may take years or decades, informal language, or ‘slang’, changes on a monthly if not weekly basis. Trends take root in days and last for hours, years, or decades, depending on how sticky they become.

Some of the most indelible slang takes root in times when there is great stress and a great common cause during which people are together and share a unique but common circumstance. World War II was one of those times.

Can you identify this World War 2 slang? Give it your best shot!

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