gung-ho » gun-ho

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • What I don’t understand is why all of these really gun-ho patriotic writers here aren’t in the military. Putting themselves on the actual firing line for the country and what they believe in. (History Channel forum, Mar 9, 2005)
  • A gun-ho police officer put a gun to the head of the tube train driver, last Friday afternoon, at Stockwell Station, in the moments the innocent Brazilian man was shot dead on the train. (Jon Ronson forum, Jul 25, 2005)
  • Everybodys gun-ho……but have you actually shot someone? (Brazil 24/7 forum, Nov 13, 2003)
  • Remember middle east metality is vased an eye for an eye. There is another culture, with other values and sometimes, the US get too gun-ho, this is turning into another Vietnan. (DR forum, April 22, 2004)
  • My next point i do not support American policies all the way, there are things that they do which i could never agree with. I don’t like the fact that their military forces are so gun ho. (, Nov 22, 2003)
  • And age appears to be a significant factor. Middle aged people are more gun-ho for going it alone with 38.1 percent of those aged 36-54 in favour while among the 18-35s only 17.9 percent want to break the British link while 69 percent are against. (The Royal Gazette (Bermuda), August 05, 2005)

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The etymology of _gung-ho_ according to AHD4:

> Earlier _Gung Ho_, motto of certain U.S. Marine forces in Asia during World War II, from Chinese (Mandarin) _gōnghé_, to work together (short for _gōngyèhézuòshè_, Chinese Industrial Cooperative Society) : _gōng_, work + _hé_, together.

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