In this case, about war. Here is one person's list of "The 10 Greatest Uses of Trash Talk in the History of War".
The linked web page contains terms not normally used in polite company, and I am not merely referring to "the word of Cambronne".
There is an error, or at least some less than clear writing in the writeup for Quote #9, from French World War One General Robert Nivelle (and the Battle of Verdun). The Germans did not pass, but when the phrase was adopted by units manning the Maginot line it did not quite work its magic, 24 years later, in the Spring of 1940, although the Germans were forced to circumvent the line of defenses. Perhaps Sergeant Maginot fought at Verdun.
The author passed up two good quotes from WWII, "Nuts" and "These are my credentials."
Hat tip to Happy Catholic, who also gives a language warning.
Regards — Cliff
10 months ago