Talk:Phoney war

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It was Sitzkrieg, and far from being German wasn't it a satirical British term (cf Blitzkrieg) for what was otherwise known as the 'Phoney War'? Bugler 16:41, 31 May 2008 (EDT)

According to the Oxford Guide to World War II, ed. by I.C.B. Dear, Sitzkrieg was in fact a German term (from sitzen: to sit). The British called it the Bore War (although Sitzkrieg probably made its way onto some British tongues).--Frey 23:57, 1 June 2008 (EDT)
Fair 'nuff! Mistake probably down to my prejudiced British assumptions about the German sense of humour. Bugler 05:48, 2 June 2008 (EDT)
Well, it does sounds like something some British wisecracker would say, although I rather like the term "Bore War".--Frey 21:38, 2 June 2008 (EDT)
The usual term is "phoney war" "Sitzkrieg is pseudo German, says The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English. The Oxford Guide article is titled "phoney war" .RJJensen 23:49, 13 July 2009 (EDT)