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:

Dana said...

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

Happy Friday!

Pat Hatt said...

Tank does sound better than land ship

Holy Ghost Writer said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Emmylou said...

I like "tank" better too:D

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

bj said...

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

Maude Lynn said...

Didn't know that!

Margaret D said...

That's interesting..

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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

Christine said...

oh I had no idea.

FilipBlog said...

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

Greetings,
Filip

Anna-Alina said...

Interesting!!!!

Caro * said...

Interesting fact.
Have a great weekend Adam :)