Truce Terms

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Truce Term - United Kingdom - Opie Study
... The Opies conducted a study of the use of truce terms throughout England, Scotland and Wales in the 1950s and published their results in a book called The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren ... They found truce terms varied according to geographical location, with the exception of pax ... In some places, more than one term was current and often four or five were known, although usually only one term predominated ...
Truce Term - Use
... Truce terms are recorded as having been used in the following circumstances being out of breath, having a stitch, a shoelace being undone, fear of ... Truce terms are only used within a specific age group, have little currency outside that group and are by and large abandoned by the age of 10 or 11 years ... However, research into early recorded use of these terms found examples of some of these terms being used as a sign of surrender in battle or adult fights or quarrels as late as the 18th century ...

Famous quotes containing the words terms and/or truce:

    Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 5:25.


    Our whole life is startingly moral. There is never an instant’s truce between virtue and vice.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)