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Sat Aug 21, 2021, 10:27 AM

Your mother wears army boots

We were just talking about bad things you used to say to other kids a long time ago

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Reply Your mother wears army boots (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 OP
Ocelot II Aug 2021 #1
underpants Aug 2021 #5
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #9
dhol82 Aug 2021 #2
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #8
dhol82 Aug 2021 #18
dhol82 Aug 2021 #3
hlthe2b Aug 2021 #4
underpants Aug 2021 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #20
Behind the Aegis Aug 2021 #7
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #10
Behind the Aegis Aug 2021 #13
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #15
tblue37 Aug 2021 #25
sarge43 Aug 2021 #28
NNadir Aug 2021 #11
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #19
NNadir Aug 2021 #22
Brother Buzz Aug 2021 #12
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #16
abqtommy Aug 2021 #14
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #17
abqtommy Aug 2021 #21
abqtommy Aug 2021 #23
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #27
Trueblue1968 Aug 2021 #24
Skittles Aug 2021 #26

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 10:28 AM

1. Your mother swims after troop ships.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 10:50 AM

5. Ouch

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 01:15 PM

9. Yikes a tongue twister :)

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 10:28 AM

2. I remember it as "your mother wears combat boots"

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 01:14 PM

8. Lol. Ok double checked with my sister in CT... We said

Army boots. Must be a local colloquialism. Haha

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 05:27 PM

18. Must have been a Philly thing.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 10:29 AM

3. Who's your sisters boyfriend? The seventh fleet?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 10:29 AM

4. and then came a decade or more of teens wearing Doc Martins

Thinks that make one go, ?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 10:53 AM

6. Actual 'cruit boots and bowling shoes too

On the shoe related theme, I once asked my buddy what we were doing that night. “Same as every night” he said “ looking for Birkenstock’s and low self esteem”

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Response to underpants (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 05:30 PM

20. Okay I missed that phase where it was cool to wear bowling shoes:)

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 11:03 AM

7. LOL! I remember that one!

I even drew a cartoon panel about it when I was a kid, because I didn't understand the insult. Oh yeah, I was an Army brat, and was surrounded by women in combat boots!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 01:24 PM

10. I haven't idea why that popped into my brain this

morning. When is the last time you thought about your cartoon about it? Guess it was an insult back then cuz women weren't in combat roles?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 01:28 PM

13. Until I saw your post, I hadn't thought about my cartoon.

I didn't understand then, and still really don't understand now, what the real insult is supposed to be. Perhaps you are are correct about it being an insult about women not being in combat roles, but I wonder if the bigger insult was meant to be it was a non-traditional role for women.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 05:11 PM

15. Yes! And women are supposed to be feminine. It had to be long before

the hippie phase where it was cool for women to wear army jackets and Boots

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 07:31 PM

25. No, it implied that your mother was a camp follower.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #25)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 06:06 AM

28. Yup. She took payment with something practical,

like footwear.

It's WWII era. A woman in an occupied country often had to do whatever necessary to survive.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 01:27 PM

11. I don't know if she is, but she's buried in a military cemetery with my father.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 05:28 PM

19. Sorry didn't mean any disrespect. Rest their souls.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 05:48 PM

22. No worries...

...they've been dead many years, and I am at peace with where their bodies are and, more importantly, where they still live in me, for good and for bad, and I was just employing a macabre sense of humor.

In fact, I buried my mother's death, which I attended for long horrible months, with humor, some of it, on reflection, quite sick.

I got better. So did my father. And then he died.

Whether their remains have shoes of any type or not means nothing about them at all. All in all, she was a woman, and he was a man, and I shall not see their like again.

There are many other mother related insults, of course, and when I was a kid, in the era where the "combat boots" joke was widely used, I'm sure I used some of them myself.

I have told my sons that if they do not make jokes at my funeral, although I won't be there to check on it, they will not be showing my memory respect.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 01:28 PM

12. Today I mostly hear, "Your Mom is So Berkeley..."

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 05:12 PM

16. I like that! I'd take that as a supreme complement. nt

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:10 PM

14. I remember "Smooth move, Ex-Lax". Sometimes a good memory isn't such a good thing!

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 05:27 PM

17. ROFLMAO. My husband dug deep to third grade and belted out

"Ta rah rah boom dee ay

I took your clothes away

And while you were standing there

I took your underwear away"


Bet that really hurt when someone sang that to you! Hahaha

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 05:37 PM

21. After my Dad, Step-Mom and her three kids moved to California I visited and my

step-sister sang...

Tah-Rah-Rah boom de-ay
Our teacher went away.
We threw her in the bay!
Tah-Rah-Rah boom de-ay.

I'd forgotten that but you helped me remember. "Thanks a lot", as we said back in the day in a very
sarcastic way.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 06:29 PM

23. Let's not forget all the wisecracks we learned back in the day from watching The Three Stooges

and various cartoons! "Spread out.", "What's up Doc?" and so many more.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #23)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 10:51 PM

27. I actually used this as a question to the speaker at a conference

"Do you think our current fiscal position jeopardizes our national fiduciary relationship?"

Said by Moe and I memorized it for some unknown reason

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 07:25 PM

24. You smell like your own poop !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 10:51 PM

26. the worst I heard

a couple of kids in downtown Austin

YO MAMA LIKE A BOWLING BALL.....PICKED UP AND FINGERED AND THROWN IN THE GUTTER

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