What common word in advertising is derived from a word meaning battle cry?
#15471. Asked by Alpendene. (Dec 30 01 11:56 PM)
Slogan (from the Gaelic)
Dec 30 01, 11:58 PM
In 'The Battle of Hastings' the 18th century poet Thomas Chatterton wrote 'Some caught a slughorne and an onsette wounde.' He was using slughorne to mean a battle trumpet. He had misunderstood the meaning of the gaelic word sluagh-ghairm (battle cry) from which, as Tabby Tom rightly says, the word slogan is derived.
Sun Dec 30 18:08:14 CST 2001
Slogan. Sin ceart. (That's right)
The correct spelling is 'sluagh-ghairm'
Mon Dec 31 12:10:52 CST 2001 (Reposted to Alba - McG)
May 05 03, 7:55 AM
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