Friday, February 05, 2010

Another text q

3) During World War I, "Dear Old X" was a common sentimental reference, suggesting a longing for home by soldiers in the trenches. The term was particularly used by World War I poets. X wounds -- a wound serious enough to require recuperation away from the trenches but not serious enough to kill or maim the victim -- were hoped for by many, and sometimes self-inflicted. X is an English slang term for _______
deriving from a Hindustani word vilāyatī   meaning "foreign", and is itself derived from the Arabic/Urdu word wilayat, meaning a kingdom or ministry. 
 
So X is?..

4 comments :

Kaushik said...

Blighty

Nakul PS said...

Blighty?

Rand Al'Thor said...

yes it is the Blighty

Anonymous said...

cry peter