Language Matters: Dr Lisa Lim Explores How Lewd Military Slang Gave Rise to ‘Chitty Bang Bangs’

6 December 2016 (Tuesday)

4 December 2016 (Sunday) – online

Dr Lisa Lim, Associate Professor in the School of English, explains how lewd military slang gave rise to ‘chitty bang bangs’ in her Post Magazine column: Language Matters.

 “Ian Fleming’s flying car came later. The original phrase referred to the permission slip soldiers needed to leave the barracks to visit local brothels.”

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Source: SCMP