Marc Thompson Posted 19 October , 2002 Share Posted 19 October , 2002 I have recently been helping out a local secondary school with a WWI local history research project. One of the areas that they are interested in is what they term as Tommyism's - those French/Flemish phrases or place names that British troops called or mutated into something else. For example: Ypres - "Wipers" Auchonvillers - "Ocean Villas" a tout a l'heure! (see you!) - "toodleoo!" Does anyone know of a definitive source document on this subject or can you provide a few more examples? Marc Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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