Military, Language

Military, Language

Sergeant, Corporal, Colonel!

Lots of military titles have strange pronunciations and backstories.

10/18/2020 5:19:00 AM

Sergeant, corporal, colonel—peculiar linguistic tales of America's soldiers.

Lots of military titles have strange pronunciations and backstories.

Episode NotesLots of military titles trace their roots back to Latin but were imported into English by way of French. Which makes for some odd spellings and interesting histories. Take colonel, for example. Yeesh! Read more: Slate »

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