"left, right" [was: Cadence]

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Wed Jun 18 03:06:57 UTC 2014

This (http://www.americanheritage.com/content/hayfoot-strawfoot) purports
'hayfoot-strawfoot' to be in use during our Civil War.
Dave Hause, dwhause at cablemo.net
Waynesville, MO
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: "left, right" [was: Cadence]

When I was at the Army Language School, we saw a film in which Red Army
recruits were shown with a bundle of hay on the bottoms of their left feet
and a bundle of straw on the bottoms of their right foot, as they quite
clumsily - the bundles were bigger than the soldiers' feet, about the size
of small sheafs - tried to get the hang of marching.

It was a silent film from way back when and was by no means meant to
illustrate the training methods of the contemporary Red Army of the '50's
and '60's.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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