Friday, August 22, 2014

Fact of the Day: Land Ship

Military tanks were originally called "land ships" but the name was changed by the British military to "water tanks" to keep their tanks a secret to the Germans. By the time their land-ships were well-known, the name "tank" was commonly used. 

15 comments:

  1. It's fun to learn about how things get their names.

    Happy Friday!

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  2. Tank does sound better than land ship

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  3. They can't even hold as much as a ship. Tank is a better name

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  4. I always wondered why they were called tanks. Now I know, thanks!

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  5. Very interesting the question of the origin of its name. Kisses:)

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  6. I've long been fascinated with word origins. Thanks for sharing this interesting tidbit.

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  7. I love this fact...so many things that I wonder how their names came about....

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  8. I had no idea they had another name originally. Interesting!

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  9. I never understood the urpose of a tank, it is a very easy target.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  10. Interesting fact.
    Have a great weekend Adam :)

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