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Phrase in Discworld

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 //

: 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"?

: Cheers,
: Srik

The soldiers mean that war, a game of soldiers, isn't much fun.