WW2: “Loose Lips Sink Ships” in Jargon
A famous World War 2 slogan, familiar to Americans of a certain age, also showed up in Chinuk Wawa.
hayu masi to Darrin Brager, who alerted me to this nifty artifact that’s for sale:
A pin / badge / button (what do you call it in your dialect?), with the slogan
PLEDGED / HALO WAWA / “I DON’T TALK”
(hílu wáwa ‘not talking’)
Made in Seattle.
The asking price is $45, last time I checked. I wonder if one of our readers is going to scoop this one up!
Here’s the first known propaganda poster to use some variant of the phrase “Loose Lips Sink Ships”: