We are all looking forward to October and the release of FUBAR, our book of soldier slang. It is already attracting interest from both military historians and language enthusiasts alike as this article from The Spectator shows. Dot Wordsworth seems particularly taken with the connection between soldiering and food and the ensuing slang terms - Arsch Mussolini anyone?

Maybe the release will be the incentive I need to dig out Eats Shoots and Leaves from under the large pile of other books and finish it. After I've read FUBAR of course.