Military Lingo

The other day, Martin (the faculty leader for my study abroad program) pointed out how many military metaphors are used as colloquialisms in everyday speech.  People talk about non-violent conflict with phrases like “stick to your guns,” “it’s an uphill battle,” “no man’s land,” “the whole nine yards,” I could go on.  When we use these phrases what does that show about how common we find the destruction of life?

Military Colloquialisms

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