An obscure bit of military slang

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Feb 26 05:20:38 UTC 2008

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 11:21 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
> Somehow this thread gets me thinking of U. Utah Phillips and his
> moose turd pie.  Here's a version on the web:
>; he's recorded other
> versions as well, but this transcription includes "So I said to
> myself, 'Self...'," tying it to a much earlier thread of ours before
> we got involved with the current shit.  If you'd rather hear U. Utah
> tell it, in a slightly more elaborate version, you can listen on
> from  "Good
> Though".

And for more on Utah's "self"-talk, see my Language Log post:

--Ben Zimmer

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