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The Walrus at work Lyr Req: We Are the D-Day Dodgers (39) RE: Lyr Req: 'WE ARE THE D- DAY DODGERS 03 May 02

Swaddies is an English term - dating back to, at least the 18th Century - rather than Indian (although I can't back that up as I can't get to the OED, the company Library having closed) however, I'll try to search out an etymology when I get home (or on Tuesday, when I can get back into the library). Squaddie only dates from about the 1920s and derives in part from "swaddie" and part "squad", a formed body of men (as in drill squad, awkward squad etc.).



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