Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 09:56:00 -0500 From: "Barry A. Popik" Subject: VETERANS DAY SPECIAL: World War II Immediately after the World War, as Fred Shapiro has shown, there were thoughts of World War II. However, when that war came about, people still began searching for names. This, with no onomastic help from fight promoter Don King (subject of last night's HBO documentary ONLY IN AMERICA, for those who didn't understand my posting), is from the Scholastic magazine, May 25-30, 1942, pg. 5, col. 2: Name for the War Thousands of students have sent in names for the war. We extend congratulations to all of you for your originality and resourcefulness. The best of these names are being forwarded to President Roosevelt, with names of students who sent them. _War for Freedom_ won the most votes from _Scholastic_ readers. (Ugh!--ed.) Second in popularity was _War for Democracy_ (Ugh! Ugh!, or double ugh--ed.), with _Fight for Freedom_ (Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!--ed.) coming third. Other names most frequently mentioned were, in the following order: _War of the Nations_, _Allied-Axis War_, _Liberty War_, _Victory War_, _War Against the Axis_, _War for Peace_, _Machine War_ (Ugh! Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!--ed.), and _The People's War_ (Ugh! Ugh! Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!--ed.).