One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- non-standard spelling of soldier, used to represent regional pronunciation
- ‘There's no another sodger like him in the Scotch Brigade.’
- ‘Except in certain rural areas, ‘to go for a sodger’, ‘to take the King's shilling ’, had for ordinary people been an act of desperation in a time of unemployment or personal catastrophe.’
- ‘Instantly the crowd took it up… A distinct melodic outline became more and more prominent, shaping itself around the central theme of the words, Git right, sodger!’
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