[Ads-l] "We now know what SOS really stands for":

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 16 12:04:18 EDT 2017


Used in WW1 for "same old slum" (i.e., stew).

Am not sure if creamed chipped beef on toast was on the standard menu at
that time. ("Shit on a shingle" wouldn't have been genteelly printable
before ca1945.)

JL

On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 8:05 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Didn't you learn in the Army that "SOS" stood for "Shit On a Shingle"?
>
>
> As a matter of fact, I did! Thanks for the reminder, jimbo!
>
> And it wasn't nearly bad as I'd been led to believe. I almost liked it. The
> same was true of C-rations and powdered eggs.
>
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 7:49 PM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>
> wrote:
>
> > On Sat, 14 Oct 2017 15:21:30 Zone - 0400 Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> > wrote
> >
> > >S[ave]O[h]S[ave]
> > >
> > >I read, somewhere or other, perhaps in a funny-book, During The War,
> > >that the above is what it stands for. However, in high school in the
> early
> > >'50's, I later read, probably in Reader's Digest, that it didn't stand
> > >for anything except for what it was: the international distress-signal.
> >
> > Didn't you learn in the Army that "SOS" stood for "Shit On a Shingle"?
> >
> > - Jim Landau
> >
> > PS  Though for the day:  the nut for a Congressional race is 3 to 5
> > million dollars
> >
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