Tommy to inquisitive French children. I have found the variant the sweeter the tooter in a letter from an American soldier published in The Bisbee Daily Review Bisbee, Arizona of 21 st April The adverb toot sweet gave rise, in WWI military slang, to the noun toot-sweeter , denoting a cannon , in allusion to the rapidity of approach of the shells. Many and various were the nicknames bestowed on the guns of all calibres.
The earliest instance that I have found is from Tommy Atkins as the darling of all France: loved and respected because he is such a good fellow , by the British journalist, author and translator John Nathan Raphael , published in the Sunday Pictorial the former name of the Sunday Mirror — London of 25 th April Mr. More recently, this phenomenon has been made fun of in the many comic mistranslations of French phrases put into the mouth of Del Boy David Jason in John Sullivan's comedy Only Fools and Horses ; for example, mange tout - used by Del Boy to mean ' my pleasure' and creme de la menthe - ' the very best '.
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