[Ads-l] Mighty Mo

sclements at NEO.RR.COM sclements at NEO.RR.COM
Thu May 5 23:19:10 UTC 2016


If you grew up in the Washington D.C. area as I did in the 1950s, a Mighty Mo was the triple decker hamburger served at the Hot Shoppe.  It was also named after the battleship.

Sam Clements

---- Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote: 
> The Navy nickname of the nuclear attack submarine _Missouri_, says CNN, is
> "Mighty Mo."
> 
> Previously this was the nickname of the battleship _Missouri_ of Japanese
> surrender fame:
> 
> 1945 _Times-Picayune_ (N.O.) (Sept. 9) 48: 'Mighty Mo' is World's No. 1
> Battlewagon. ...This colossus of the sea, dubbed 'Mighty Mo' by her crew,
> is the last word in super naval construction.
> 
> The _Missouri_ was commissioned in 1944. She was also known as "Big Mo."
> Her submarine namesake was commissioned in 2010.
> 
> JL
> 
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