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Phrase in Discworld

Posted by Srik Madani on February 25, 2004

In Reply to: Phrase in Discworld posted by Henry on February 24, 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 //

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"?