Brit-hating Irish revolutionaries can be credited with causing the invention of the modern submarine. They financed John Phillip Holland in his quest to build an undersea warship and he made them theFenian Ram.
However, a dispute about money occurred which led to the revolutionaries stealing the ship. Fortunately or not depending on one’s politics, the Fenians didn’t know how to work the ship and Holland wouldn’t tell them.
Holland would eventually build the U.S. Navy’s first modern sub, the USS Holland, and ironically, the Royal Navy’s first sub.
Legionary vs Legionnaire — So what’s the difference between “legionary” and “legionnaire”? Nothing significant. Legionary is an English word of Latin origin that means serving in a legion. Legionnaire is a French of Latin origin that means serving in a legion that English speakers often apply to members of the French Foreign Legion and the American Legion.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-27-17 Legionary vs Legionnaire
The Hindu Jagannath Temple in Puri, India had a fesitval in which images of their gods were placed in huge wagons and rolled in a procession. These wagons would not stop even if it meant worshippers being crushed beneath the wheels. The English called the wagons “juggernauts” and from them we get the word for unstoppable object.