Dave Hause dwhause at JOBE.NET
Thu Dec 9 03:43:28 UTC 2004

I got 'blivet' in 1962 (but as 10 pounds in a 5 pound bag) from my algebra
teacher in 10th grade (medically retired WWII infantry lieutenant.)
Dave Hause, dwhause at jobe.net
Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Hunter" <bhunter3 at MINDSPRING.COM>

--- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Lighter" <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>
> Thanks, Bruce. This sense of "blivet" is new to me. It started out as a
joke meaning "six pounds of crap in > a five-pound bag."  Later it became a
giant air-dropped supply bladder. So a fuel tank is no great leap.     >
Could you put a more precise date on this for us?

I heard it in 1970, if memory serves.

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