[ pawr-tns, pohr- ]
/ ˈpɔr tns, ˈpoʊr- /
What Is Whisky Tango Foxtrot And Other Army LingoGiven the size and manpower of the US Army, it's no surprise that its lingo has gradually invaded everyday conversation. Not many of us keep a Purple Heart framed on our desk, though (i.e., we have no idea what these words and phrases mean even though we hear them all the time).
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Rymer, in his criticism on this play, has changed it to portents, instead of portance.Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies|Samuel Johnson