Gung Ho! () "This is a factual record of the Second Marine Raider Battalion, from its inception seven weeks after Pearl Harbor, through its first brilliant victory," reads the opening titles of Gung Ho!, the war drama based on the Makin Island Raid of August,
adj. Slang. Extremely enthusiastic and dedicated. [Earlier Gung Ho, motto of certain US Marine forces in Asia during World War II, from Mandarin gōnghé (short for gōngyè hézuòshè, Chinese Industrial Cooperative Society): gōng, work (from Middle Chinese kəwŋ) + hé, to be joined together, combine (from Middle Chinese xɦap).] Our Living Language Gung ho is one of many words that entered the English .
'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders: Directed by Ray Enright. With Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish. The true story of Carlson's Raiders and their World War II attack on Makin Island.
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· Today, we use gung ho (sometimes gung-ho) to mean really, really enthusiastic. He’s really gung ho about his new job. I wasn’t exactly gung ho about waking up early this morning. The phrase is an anglicised pronunciation of “gōng hé”. In Chinese, gōng means “work” and hé .
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