Posted by Henry on February 25, 2004
In Reply to: Phrase in Discworld posted by Srik Madani on February 25, 2004
: : : "Bugger this for a game of soldiers"
: : : What does that mean, and what's the origin?
: : Soldiers tired of battle would say this. Possibly from the First World War? Read more in the archives at http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/18/messages/362.html
: Thanks for the response. I did see search the archives before I posted, but the explanation wasn't awfully clear.
: Does it mean "screw this (situation), let us now go and have a game of soldiers" ?
: If so, what is a "game of soldiers"?
The soldiers mean that war, a game of soldiers, isn't much fun.