According to Ken Follet, Arabs
building the Suez canal had to wear working on
government service shirts to show that they weren't trespassing. What
ethnic slur resulted?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
According to Follet, the acronym
wogs was printed on the backs of the laborer's
shirts. However, according to the OED, the
word's origin is unknown.
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