According to the
American Heritage Dictionary of the English
Language, what name was modified to coin the word jingo?
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The word jingoism denotes the aggressive pursuit of coercive
This sense arose from a
19th-century British music-hall song called We Don't Want to Fight written by
George William Hunt (c. 1829 - 1904). The song became popular during the
Turco-Russian war of 1877 because Britain was considering intervention. Here's
We don't want to fight, but,
by jingo if we do,
We've got the
ships, we've got the men,
we've got the
We've fought the Bear
and while Britons shall be
The Russians shall not have
The Russians never did
get Constantinople - they couldn't find it because the wily Turks had changed
its name to Istanbul.
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