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Western Word of the Week - No Man's Land - #WesternWordoftheWeek #WesternWednesdays


Thanks for returning to our Western Word of the Day column. The next few weeks I'm drifting a little bit away from what we think of as truly "western" words to focus on some other vocabulary term that I've learned and wanted to share.

No Man's Land - land that is unoccupied or disputed

Origin of the term: During World War 1, soldiers would dig trenches on either side of a battlefield. For anyone to jump up out of the trench and move forward would be risking their life. Therefore, that space between the trenches became a deadzone or a no man's land.

History Channel, "America's Secret Slang" video series

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