WUXTRA ! WUXTRA!: "hike down," "man up"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 4 02:51:34 UTC 2006

Prolly. I didn't watch B&B. At that time, my sense of humor had yet to
evolve to the point that I could enjoy the show. I have seen their
movie several times, though.


On 12/3/06, Mullins, Bill AMRDEC <Bill.Mullins at us.army.mil> wrote:
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> I think "pitch a tent" goes back as far as Beavis and Butthead, at =
> least.
> =20
> >I think that "go commando" is as old as "Seinfeld." I've heard "pitch
> >a tent" used by women on late-night dating shows - "I love it when I
> >can make a guy pitch a tent" - over the past couple or three years, at
> >least.
> >-Wilson
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