Jump? How high?; More "Murphy"

G S C gscole at ARK.SHIP.EDU
Mon Jun 7 20:49:36 UTC 1999

Jump . . . how high? usage in military goes back to at least mid-1960s.

In summer (June/July) of 1966, a soldier from NY, in training at Fort
Jackson, SC, discussed the trainees who were in the prior training
cycle.  They were college-educated, and somewhat respectful (fearful) of
the DIs.  "When they (the DIs) said 'jump', those guys said 'how high?'"

George S. Cole   gscole at ark.ship.edu
Shippensburg University

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