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"Spitfire was just the sort of bloody silly name they would choose."

Attributed to R J Mitchell by Len Deighton. It may also be in the 1942 movie "Spitfire".

Anyway, the etymology suggests earliest use was for a cannon, circa 1600, sand I believe that Shakespeare used it to describe one of his female characters.

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35 minutes ago, DB said:

"Spitfire was just the sort of bloody silly name they would choose."

Attributed to R J Mitchell by Len Deighton. It may also be in the 1942 movie "Spitfire".

Anyway, the etymology suggests earliest use was for a cannon, circa 1600, sand I believe that Shakespeare used it to describe one of his female characters.

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